Art is capable of many things. One of the most captivating though is its ability to surprise you. Victor Bregeda specializes in the art of illusion. Many of his paintings contain hidden objects that can only be uncovered upon close review.
Here are a few of some of our favorite trickeries!
In Hidden Beauty, Victor Bregeda blends two distinct and visual narratives into one powerful story. The painting opens up as a delightful landscape in the twilight of the approaching night.
We get the perspective of a calm shoreline with distant boats, enjoying the peaceful tranquility of the moment. The stillness in the air coupled with the soothing colors of the sunset; evoke a longing to leap forward into this wondrous place.
The spirit of the painting revolves around the magnificent and unusual trees. The two sister-trees on the front dominate the picture by drawing attention away from the blissful panorama. The most evident clue to this mystery is suggested in the broken tree, to the left, shaped as a man’s face.
Another hint comes from the three butterflies in the middle that project the essence of feminine presence. There is a subtle discovery of a man’s face carved from the tree branches.
Finally, the two big trees conceal a gorgeous woman. Her shapes are elusively translucent in the backdrop of nature.
They open view into her inner-world, complemented by the beauty of her scenic surrounding.
Hidden Beauty is the combination of inner and outer womanly splendor presented through this pleasing perspective of both time and space.
In our next artwork, Hat Tip, chivalry is no longer considered a thing of the past.
Across the ages, tipping your hat has been a notable act of men to display their respect and gratitude towards others – especially when in pursuit of a woman. It is meant as a warm greeting and has proven to be a timeless act.
In this particular artwork, you will find two hidden faces-one much more concealed than the other. We see two men lifting their hats to mark their adoration of the beautiful woman and admiration of her suitor.
Hint: To find the second face, you may have to turn the painting.
Soul To Soul is a picture of elegant simplicity. The picture opens up to a beautiful day near the beach. It closes in on the view of a hummingbird feeding upon a flower.
The plants, the sky and sea arouse the feelings of both freshness and relaxation.
But wait; in classic Bregeda fashion, the scene unfolds into a veiled passage.
The plants disguise themselves as faces of a man and a woman. They are leaning towards each other on the brink of a kiss.
A viewer can enjoy the nature scene in this painting and be perfectly satisfied without ever recognizing the faces. However, once the dual meaning is unlocked, the romance of the couple takes center stage.
Romancing the Rose also uses flowers as a disguise for hidden meaning.
The Rose is a beautiful woman who is flourishing from attention. The laboring men at the top right are working tirelessly to capture her heart. They will do anything for her consideration.
Some have managed to get closer to her beauty, only to be denied by her guarded objections. The man with a ladder at the bottom is about to start his journey, unaware of the rejection of those who came before him.
The irony is that the Rose is longing for a romantic hero who can unlock her heart. The gentleman with a fresh bouquet on the left is different from everyone else.
However, one thing is for sure, the Rose is starting to awake. Will this be the moment when she lets go of her fears and finally accepts love? Or, will she choose to turn away and remain forever as only a subject of man’s adoration?
These hidden illusions make Victor’s art so fascinating. It is imperative for the viewer to always take their time in an effort not to miss all that it has to offer!