These surreal pictures are the work of Oleg Shuplyak who is an artist from the Ukraine. He is slowly developing a reputation for creating surreal paintings with famous people from history.
Artist Oleg Shupliak was born 23 September 1967 and is currently living in Berezhany. He specializes in creating works of art with optical illusions and is best known for imaginative portrait heads with hidden images. His work has appeared on many top sites across the globe and now the world is starting recognize his incredible talents.
Take a look at the surreal pictures below and tell us which one is your favorite. There is so much detail in these incredible surreal pictures that you will be staring at them for ages.
1. Uncle Sam
Did you know that Uncle Sam was actually based on a real person who was a meat packer that prepared salted meat for the US troops during the war. The name very quickly caught on and his image and slogan “Uncle Sam needs you” became a famous phrase during the era. Since then Uncle Sam has been a popular symbol of the US government in American culture and even today he is still a patriotic icon.
2. Mona Lisa
Most people don’t know this but Mona Lisa is not the actual name of the woman in this famous painting. Lisa Gherardini is the person’s real name, Mona Lisa was the nickname Leonardo da Vinci gave to her which is Italian for “My lady Lisa”.
The Mona Lisa is the most famous, the most visited and the most written about painting in the world. It is also the most valuable painting in the world and holds the Guinness World Record for the highest known insurance valuation in history at $100 million.
3. Sir Isaac Newton
Renowned scientist Sir Isaac Newton has achieved more discoveries than any other scientist. However the story of the apple falling on his head is not entirely accurate, according to Newton he was actually looking through his cottage window when he saw the apple fall from the tree.
Newton was born Christmas morning in the same year Galileo died but was born premature and was expected to have little chance of survival. He surprised everyone by making a full recovery and went on to be one of the most famous scientists in the world.
2. He was born on 4 January 1643 [O.S. 25 December 1642], the same year, Galileo died.
4. Oleg Shuplyak Himself
This picture is a sort of selfie of the artist behind all these master pieces.
5. Vincent Van Gogh
Despite being one of the most famous artists to ever live few people know much about Vincent.
His paintings nowadays sell for millions but back in the days when he was painting them he never had any success as an artist and only ever sold one painting. He suffered with financial hardship and lived a very poor life.
Did you know that in less than ten years Van Gogh managed to paint over nine hundred paintings? Most of them he painted during the last few years of his life.