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Art illusion: The type of picture versus the eye's perception

Sunday - 11/4/2012, 12:16am  ET

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A pencil drawing or a photograph? (Courtesy of Buzzfeed)

WASHINGTON - In the spirit of things that aren't what they seem, a self-taught artist living in Italy has created an image that bends perception.

Buzzfeed reports that the image the artist drew is not a photograph, though it appears remarkably detailed.

Instead, the artist drew the image by hand with a pencil. To prove it, Buzzfeed included two images of the artist at work.

Check out the perception-bending images here.

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