Mural is Intentionally Painted Upside Down to Reflect Right Side Up in the Water


NYC artist artist Ray Bartkus recently created a street art mural in the Lithuanian city of Marijampolė. In a spectacular twist, his mural has an optical illusion which uses the surface of the water as its true canvas. Bartkus intentionally painted it upside-down so that the swimmers, rowers and swans he depicted would be reflected right-side-up onto the river Šešupė, which flows through the city’s center.

The image used to demonstrate this effect seems to have been digitally edited, though we’re sure it’s quite impressive in person regardless.

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  6. Update: for all those who said the 1st pic was Photoshopped, our reader Jurgita Azukaityte sent proof that the reflected mural really works!

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