What to see?
You don’t have to pay a lot of attention to discover the illusion or the unexplainable in this photo. As you probably realized the painting is named “Childhood dreams” because the main characters are a few children playing around some columns, up and down the stairs. Even if at first sight you may say that this figure resembles with the “Impossible staircase Illusion” you’ll be able to notice that this picture makes sense in the end. The painting was realized by Sandro Del Prete, which has the habit of painting figures, situations or processes that can’t be found in the real world.
What to see and how it works?
The illusion is basically created by the fact that the author leaves us the impression that there are two paintings standing on top of each other. If you look at the top of the picture you’ll see that one of the paintings is pinned down, the pins are also in the drawing. It looks like the two workers are setting a painting.
Another illusion may appear if you take the design as one. The way the stairs are combined leaves us the impression that they’re somehow twisted; the truth may be easier… you may take as point the line between the stairs: the stair on which is the worker ends where he is, but the stair of the girl starts from the top of the first one and continues in another direction.
The illusion can’t be explained whit many words, all you have to do is to analyze it and try to discover its secrets.