G. Sarcone is an Op Artist specialized in visual illusions, optic and autokinetic art. He has written many illustrated books in several languages on critical thinking, visual art, and on the mechanism of vision.More ...
Gianni A. Sarcone (born March 20, 1962) is a visual artist and an author of columns and articles for newspapers and magazines featuring visual puzzles and mathematical brain teasers. He is a contributing editor to 'Focus Junior' (Italy), 'Rivista Magia' (Italy), 'Alice & Bob / Bocconi University' (Italy), 'Brain Games' (USA), and 'Tangente Magazine' (France). Sarcone is also a designer and a researcher with more than thirty years of experience in the fields of visual creativity, recreational mathematics and educational games.
Considered a leading authority on visual perception by academic institutions, Sarcone was a juror at the Third Annual "Best Illusion of the Year Contest" held in Sarasota, Florida (USA). His optical illusion projects 'Mask of Love' and 'Autokinetic Illusion' were named in the top 10 best optical illusions respectively in the 2011 and 2014 "Best Illusion of the Year Contests". Amongst other notable projects, he created and designed an “hypnoptical” visual illusion that was used in the logo and institutional signage of 2014 Grec Festival of Barcelona, a cultural event of importance that features avant-garde musical, dance and theater performances.
G. Sarcone has written and published several educational textbooks and illustrated books in English, French and Italian on brain training and on the mechanism of vision. He is the founder of Archimedes-lab.org a consulting network of experts specializing in improving and developing creativity - for which he has been commended with a long list of accolades and awards, including the Scientific American 2003 Sci/Tech Web Award in MATHEMATICS and received recognition in the U.S.A. from: CNN Headline News, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and NewScientist.com.
Some of Sarcone’s artworks such as The Other Face of Paris or Flashing Star have gone viral on the Internet. His works were also presented in several national and international television programs, including 'Rai 3' Italy, 'RTL 9 Channel' France, 'TSR 1 Channel' Switzerland, and in the following TV series:
G. Sarcone is the author (and co-author) of the following books:
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