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Optical illusions on Instagram

British artist Howard Lee confounds his audience with short video clips. He juxtaposes his hyper-realistic drawings with identical-looking genuine objects and asks: Which one is real?

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Optical illusions on Instagram

The artist draws everyday items – from chocolate bars to perfume bottles – and always presents the image alongside the genuine object. The result: Original and illustration look identical. Howard Lee asks "What is real and what is fake?" – and he answers by destroying the original in the video, which he posts on social media. He learned some of his craft with YouTube videos.
 

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