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USE CAUTION THEY SAY WHO EVER SEES' THIS IMAGE MAY BECOME HAUNTED!
"All Is Vanity" The Vanity is considered by many to be one of the finest optical illusions ever conceived. Reproductions of this illusion continue to be popular more than 100 years after the drawing first appeared in print. Many have said this piece of art work has haunted them their entire lives.
Charles Allan Gilbert (1873-1929) was an American artist and illustrator. Gilbert studied art in New York City and Paris. He is most famous for his illustration All is Vanity (1892), an optical illusion. Created when Gilbert was only eighteen years old, the drawing depicts what appears to be a large grinning skull. Upon closer examination, it reveals itself to be a young woman gazing at her reflection in the mirror. This work was sold in 1902, when Gilbert sold the piece to LIFE Publishing Co.
Other works include:
Woman Playing Piano (1901, charcoal and chalk on board)
Woman with Rose (1910, pastel on canvas)
Gossip: And the Devil Was There (George A. Wotherspoon)
Social Donkey (George Wotherspoon)