It’s an ancient common practice, used by various artists throughout the centuries, to include a hidden message or meaning to their pieces of art. For example, for the concealed Christians in Britain during the rule of Rome, the initials “chi” or “rho” were widely used in their paintings which are influenced from forms of Christogram.
The hidden messages or images were added as mental workout as well. These small tricks allow us to think and realize the different angles of the art itself, which helps us to discover ourselves.
Wittgenstein used the famous ‘Duck-Rabbit’ illustration to experiment the differences between ‘Seeing that’ and ‘Seeing as’.
Psychologists used art to study personalities.
A few months ago, this exact picture circulated the social media, nonstop. The internet society who shared and reposted the picture over and over again claim that only 1% of people can spot the animal hidden in this illustration in the first couple of minutes. From the first glance, we can identify the sad or grumpy old man with his Scottish hat on top!
That’s it? No!!!
You have to look closer.
Let’s try to help you:
Here are some hints to help you find the hidden animal.
The nose: That’s not a regular nose, right?
Left ear: Have you ever met someone with such ear?
The eyes: Who has such symmetric eyes? Look closer!
Let’s try again.
At this point, if you fail to see the animal, maybe you have to try to see the things from a different angle.
Ok! I give up! Just turn the picture upside down!
Finally, you can see the portrait of this sweet little puppy enjoying his bone while sitting comfortably on his lined rug. There are two indicators if you saw the puppy from the first glance:
The child in you is still alive and still looking for Waldo!
You don’t have to visit your eye doctor anytime soon because your eyes are in very good shape.
Children, in fact, are much better at noticing things that are not ordinary and they pay much more attention to patterns and configurations.
Share this exercise with your friends and family, to see if they belong to the 1%.
Source: Human Explore