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The Illusion Swimming Pool by Leandro Erlich

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What is the best activity on a hot day? Swimming is the best answer. We try to make our body stay cool by soaking in the water. Wow….it’s so relaxing. I think many of us love swimming. This is one of the enjoyable sports we can do with our family. In addition as a fun activity, swimming is also making our bodies healthy. This is one reason why we love swimming. It's been a long time I never write about art. This time I’ll write something amazing related with art. Again….. I hope you don’t get bored with this information.

This is a special swimming pool. You don’t have to be worry, if you can’t swim. Your body wouldn't be wet and you don’t need any swimsuit. You don’t need an ability to swim. Promise me, this swimming pool totally unique and we never imagine about this before. From the outer appearance, this pool is like a real swimming pool. The first time I saw the picture, makes me think deeper about this creation.

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This swimming pool has a full-size and it has good construction. This pool also equipped with all its trappings, including a deck and a ladder. When we seen from the deck, the pool look appears to be filled with deep water. We can also see the shimmering water. Wow…..it’s so amazing and beautiful. From the pictures below, I think we have a question. Why do the people under the water still wearing complete clothes, even they brought a bag or hat? Is there a mystery behind this pool? Please continue to read….

New York, PS1 Art Center

Image credits: Amaury Laporte

Image credits: Amaury Laporte

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Leandro Erlich, a man behind this project.

Actually this is really artwork. So, if we enter and swim in this pool our body wouldn’t wet at all. Because this is a fake swimming pool which was constructed by Leandro Erlich. Who is he? He is an Argentinian artist who also well known for an art installations. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1973. He has his own style and all his work seem to defy the basic laws of physics and befuddle the viewer. Personally, I have the same feeling with this. From trusted information, he uses various building materials. Such as: mirrors and projections. He uses this stuff to create forms of reality. From his artwork, he tried to invite all the senses and our participation within the spaces he created. This was like psychological illusions which come from South America.

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Japan, 21st Century Art Museum

Image Credits: NAKAMICHI Atsushi / Nacsa & Partners

Image Credits: NAKAMICHI Atsushi / Nacsa & Partners

Image Credits: NAKAMICHI Atsushi / Nacsa & Partners

Image Credits: NAKAMICHI Atsushi / Nacsa & Partners

Image Credits: NAKAMICHI Atsushi / Nacsa & Partners

Image Credits: NAKAMICHI Atsushi / Nacsa & Partners

This pool is one of the Erlich masterpieces. This is like a big aquamarine with 10 centimeters transparent glass. From the picture we can see a layer of water is suspended over transparent glass. Under the fake water, there’s an empty space where viewers can enter. From this room all the secret finally revealed. They can looking up above and enjoy the interior of the pool here. Elrich try to send a message that there are different perspectives and perceptions of self and others all come to intersect. Other trusted information said that “fake swimming pool” were installed at the PS1 Art Center in New York and and the 21st Century Art Museum in Kanazawa, Japan.

Please enjoy another Elrich artwork

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Betty on June 03, 2019:

Love it .it is so cute.id love to have one

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on March 21, 2013:

Thanks, idigwebsites for coming to this hub. I am glad you love this information. Your vote really appreciated here. Take care!

idigwebsites from United States on March 20, 2013:

I love optical illusion art, and this one pleases me no end! Erlich is such a genius. Voted up and awesome.

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on June 13, 2011:

Your welcome, Freya. I hope this hub useful for you. Cheers... ~prasetio

Freya Cesare from Borneo Island, Indonesia on June 11, 2011:

Amazing creation! I always have big interest on art installation and I think this kind of masterpiece is rare. He is indeed ggreat artist. Thanks, Pras.

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on June 01, 2011:

Thanks,smileymom. I am glad you love this hub. Leandro Erlich was very talented artist. Take care!

smileymom on May 31, 2011:

A gifted artist indeed! Thumbs up.

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 28, 2011:

Thanks, stars439 for dropping by. I am glad to see you here. I have the same idea with you about this art. Cheers.. ~prasetio

stars439 from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. on May 27, 2011:

Wow ! So fascinating. Tricky swimming pool effect. Very neat. Thank you for sharing. GBY.

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 21, 2011:

Thanks, KoffeeKlatch Gals for your compliment to this hub. I hope you always entertained with all my hubs, including this one. Your vote really appreciated. Cheers....

Prasetio:)

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 21, 2011:

My uncle, Micky Dee. Thanks for coming. I am glad you love this hub. The art make this world so beautiful. God bless you!

Prasetio:)

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on May 21, 2011:

prasetio, amazing, you always find the most interesting artwork and architects. Another great job. Rated up ad awesome.

Micky Dee on May 21, 2011:

Oh Prasetio! You amaze me time and time again! I love this! All the "art" of construction here is just wonderful! God bless you dear nephew.

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 20, 2011:

Thanks, Support Med for coming to this hub. Elrich artwork so amazing and beautiful. His principle of art is also great. Thanks for always vote my hub. Cheers.....

Prasetio

Support Med. from Michigan on May 20, 2011:

Fantastic!!

"Elrich try to send a message that there are different perspectives and perceptions of self and others all come to intersect." Love that quote as well. Well done again prasetio30!!!! v/r

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 20, 2011:

My friend, Dolores Monet. I am glad to know that you always love my hub. I'll be your fans and if I have time I'll check your hub. I hope we always keep in touch in sharing useful information. Hopefully we can be a great friend and family in HubPages. Thank for give your vote to this hub. No one better than friendship, right. God bless you!

Love and peace, prasetio

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on May 20, 2011:

Hi prasetio ! Or should that be high praise, prasetio (haha). Once again you have shared such wonderful pictures and the magic of artists who create such fantastic illusions. I love this stuff!

You are always so kind to stop by my hubs and are a real hub buddy. The best thing about your kind visits is that they remind me to look at your hubs. Always a pleasure. Voted up and awesome!

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 19, 2011:

My friend, mulberry1. Thanks for share with us. I am glad you love this information. I hope you entertained with this hub. Cheers..

Christine Mulberry on May 18, 2011:

Love his unique artwork, very creative, almost mind boggling at times ;)

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 14, 2011:

Your welcome, andrebreynolds. I hope you entertained with this information. Take care!

andrebreynolds on May 13, 2011:

Wow! Amazing artwork. Thanks for sharing it Prasetio30.

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 13, 2011:

Thanks, Nell for coming to this hub. I have the same feeling with you about this artwork. They all totally amazing and beautiful. I thought only Elrich can do this. God bless you and have a nice weekend!

Prasetio

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 13, 2011:

Thanks, Hello, hello. I hope my hubs always entertained you. Take care!

Prasetio

Nell Rose from England on May 13, 2011:

Hi, prasetio, this was amazing! It certainly fooled me! another great hub from you, rated up! cheers nell

Hello, hello, from London, UK on May 13, 2011:

Thank you, prasetio, surpassed yourself again. That is such a fascinating hub with these great pictures.

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 13, 2011:

Your welcome, b.Malin. I hope you always entertained with all mu hub, including this one. Leandro Erlich one of very talented artist I've ever knew. Thank you very much. ~prasetio

b. Malin on May 12, 2011:

What a Wonderful and Unusual Artist, a true Reality Artist this Leandro Erlich is...His work is truly Fascinating...Thanks for sharing his work and video with us.

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 12, 2011:

Hi, jacobsterling. Nice to see you here. I hope you enjoy all information here. Take care!

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 12, 2011:

My friend, Gina. Thanks for share your lovely comment about this hub. I hope I can do the best for us in sharing useful information. Have a great day!

Love and peace, prasetio

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 12, 2011:

Thanks, Tina. I am glad you love this hub. You always accepted here and your vote really appreciated. God bless you!

Maggie-May, welcome to this hub.

Prasetio

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 12, 2011:

Thanks, Maggie-May for your compliment to this information. Nice to see you again. Take care! ~prasetio

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 12, 2011:

Your welcome, Chatkath. I hope all my hubs always entertained you all the time, including this one. Thanks for give your vote. Cheers.....

jacobsterling from New York on May 11, 2011:

awesome hub! hahha..very artistic..i like to see more of it.. cool

GPAGE from California on May 11, 2011:

prasetio! I love "magic" and I love the subject of this hub!!! It amazes me what people can do? So much talent!!! The way they "think and create." I love all of these hubs when you write about this sort of stuff.....This is really cool!!!! I hope you are well and having a great day! Blessings your way!!!! Always, G

baygirl33 on May 11, 2011:

What an amazing topic!

thank you!

Christina Lornemark from Sweden on May 11, 2011:

I love this kind of art, and this artist is an amazing illusionist! Thanks prasetio for presenting this article in such a great way! You are a master of finding intresting subjects. Rated up!

Tina

Anonymously Inside from Fort McMurray on May 10, 2011:

Awesome! Great work! So interesting! What a creation you have shared, thank you,

Have an awesome night,

MM

Kathy from California on May 10, 2011:

Voted up and awesome, which it is BTW. Great Hub Prasetio, you always seem find the most innovative subjects and do a grand review of their existence. Thank you for sharing this with us!

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 10, 2011:

My friend, acaetnna. Thanks for your compliment to this hub and your vote really appreciated. Let's swim together..hahaha. Have a great day!

Prasetio

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 10, 2011:

Your welcome, Lady_E. I hope you enjoy this information. Take care!

acaetnna from Guildford on May 10, 2011:

Gosh this is amazing - totally incredible. You are so brilliant at finding sensational art work. Voting up and pressing your buttons as always!

Elena from London, UK on May 10, 2011:

Wow... This is amazing.

Glad you shared it. Thanks

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 10, 2011:

My friend, ethel smith. Thanks for dropping by. It's looks the real pool. But if we come inside. There is no water at all. Weird, isn't! This was totally an artwork. Amazing... Nice to see you again. Take care!

Ethel Smith from Kingston-Upon-Hull on May 10, 2011:

Those are some truly wacky images. That pool is ?? I dont know what to say

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 10, 2011:

Thank you very much to all my friends here who give your time to visit this hub, leave nice comment and rate this Up.

KenWu, Sunnie Day, Pamela99, breakfastpop, Mentalist acer, Truckstop Sally, Traqqer, samiaali, gr82bme, ArtByCari, drbj, Pamela N Red, mckbirdbks, Cassidella, DeBorrah K. Ogans, Green Lotus, marellen, always exploring (Ruby), Fossillady, Evilia_lim, creamice, AliciaC, agusfanani.

To all my friends above, I believe God will repay all your kindness. At least we all appreciate kind of this artwork. God bless you all!

Love and peace, Prasetio

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 10, 2011:

Thank you very much to all my friends here who give your time to visit this hub, leave nice comment and rate this Up.

KenWu, Sunnie Day, Pamela99, breakfastpop, Mentalist acer, Truckstop Sally, Traqqer, samiaali, gr82bme, ArtByCari, drbj, Pamela N Red, mckbirdbks, Cassidella, DeBorrah K. Ogans, Green Lotus, marellen, always exploring (Ruby), Fossillady, Evilia_lim, creamice, AliciaC, agusfanani.

To all my friends above, I believe God will repay all your kindness. At least we all appreciate kind of this artwork. God bless you all!

Love and peace, Prasetio

agusfanani from Indonesia on May 10, 2011:

Wow, you always something amazing to present in your hub Prasetio. I like those pictures which must be created by geniuses. Thank you Pras.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 09, 2011:

These are fascinating illusions, Prasetio! Thank you for sharing them.

creamice on May 09, 2011:

This is a cool hub. I have never commented on any of your other hubs but I have read and enjoyed many of them. Keep up the good work!

evilia_lim from Jakarta, Indonesia on May 09, 2011:

Hi Prasetio, what a great info you have shared to all of us. You impressed us, as always :) Thanks my friend....

Kathi Mirto from Fennville on May 09, 2011:

Thanks for sharing Pras, he does such unusual work and it seems like he has to go through a lot of trouble to create it. Very interesting as always my friend.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 09, 2011:

Amazing, It looks so real. I would love to see his home. Thank's again. You always find the best to bring to us,

Cheers

marellen on May 09, 2011:

What an illusion and very awesome. Great Hub...

Hillary from Atlanta, GA on May 09, 2011:

Wow I want one of those. But does it keep you cool on a hot day? :):)

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans on May 09, 2011:

Prasetio, Fascinating and quite intriguing! Leandro Erlich is quite talented and unique! You continue to discover and share marvelous unusual "works of art" and more... You are so creative as well as artistic! Thank You, In His Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

Cassidella on May 09, 2011:

A cool read on some hot art! Never saw anything like Erlich's work before.

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on May 09, 2011:

I am going to have to reflect on this. Thanks for introducing me to this artist.

Pamela N Red from Oklahoma on May 09, 2011:

This is so cool, Prasetio, thanks for sharing this great artist. This man is very talented and draws people to his art.

ArtByCari on May 09, 2011:

Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

drbj and sherry from south Florida on May 09, 2011:

Erlich is a fascinating illusionist artist, prasetio. Almost as fascinating as your other-worldly hubs my friend. Thank you for this treat.

The video was great. Did you notice that it was the youngster who climbed the pool ladder to check out the glass ceiling? Not the adults!

gr82bme from USA on May 09, 2011:

Beautiful. I loved this! My favorite sport is swimming. I have never seen anything like The Fake Swimming Pool. It is so cool you become a part of the art. Fantastic.

Voted up and shared

Tina

samiaali on May 09, 2011:

Your photos are amazing prasetio30! Very tricky! Thanks for a great hub. :)

Traqqer from Atlanta, GA on May 09, 2011:

Very cute!

Truckstop Sally on May 09, 2011:

It is like your mind is tricking your eyes OR is it the other way around? Thanks for a cool hub! (You know -- with the water. Ha!)

Mentalist acer from A Voice in your Mind! on May 09, 2011:

Now you know how my mind,as you see,this stuff seems normal to me...no really these illusions are great prasetio.;)

breakfastpop on May 09, 2011:

He's amazing and so are you! Awesome!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on May 09, 2011:

These paintings are amazing. I have seen Leandro Erlich's work before and he is so gifted. I can't envision how he can possibly do this type of painting. Rated awesome. Love and Peace.

Sunnie Day on May 09, 2011:

Prasetio,

How unique and fantastic is this artist..very creative. Thank you once again for this wonderful hub. Have a blessed day.

Sunnie

KenWu from Malaysia on May 09, 2011:

We just can't understand how the artistic brain works! Creative, Awesome, Incredible, Fantastic, Brilliant are some of the words to describe it. Thanks for another great hub Pra.

Voted UP!

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 09, 2011:

Thanks, CMHypno for dropping by. I am glad to see you here and I know how you enjoy all information about Elrich artwork. Peace, prasetio

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 09, 2011:

Hi, anglnwu. Thank you very much for coming to this hub. I have the same feeling with you about Elrich. Your vote really appreciated. Take care! ~prasetio

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 09, 2011:

My friend, attemptedhumour. I am flattered with your comment. This was as a homework for me. I promise to give the best for us. But, Elrich was still amazing artist. Thank you very much. God bless you!

Prasetio:)

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 09, 2011:

Your welcome, Suzanne. I am glad you enjoy the video above. Thanks for give your vote. I really appreciate your coming. Have a great day! ~prasetio

prasetio30 (author) from malang-indonesia on May 09, 2011:

Thanks, Mr.Roychoudhury for coming to this hub. Today is the hottest day in my town. I'd love to swim for a while. Cheers....

CMHypno from Other Side of the Sun on May 09, 2011:

You always find such interesting things to write abour prasetio. I had never heard about Erlich before, so thanks for all the great information and amazing pictures

anglnwu on May 08, 2011:

Very amazing. Erlich is a genius and I'm totaly fooled by his illusions of water in the pool. Rated up.

attemptedhumour from Australia on May 08, 2011:

He's a clever illusionist, but he hasn't got as many followers as our famous Prasetio. Cheers.

suziecat7 from Asheville, NC on May 08, 2011:

Pretty cool. I enjoyed all the YouTube videos relating to his work. Great Hub - rated up and awesome.

H P Roychoudhury from Guwahati, India on May 08, 2011:

Yes, you are right to say “What is the best activity on a hot day? Swimming is the best answer”.

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