Hailing from the age celebrated by steampunk artists, Rex Whistler’s optical illusion portraits give a glimpse into the mind of this exceptionally talented artist. Though he didn’t live long (1905-1944), whistler created an enormous amount of drawings, paintings and other creative projects such as set designs for school plays and illustrations for books.
Rex Whistler’s famous upside down faces have earned him a name among current art lovers, though when he created them they were little more than a passing fancy. He is more noted for works such as a wall mural that he painted for a restaurant in the Tate art gallery or his portraits of notable people of the time. Though they weren’t particularly celebrated during his life, you can enjoy this collection of upside down/right side up optical illusions by Rex Whistler: