The Illusion Swimming Pool by Leandro Erlich

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.

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

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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.

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H P Roychoudhury 5 years ago from Guwahati, India

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


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC

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


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

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


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anglnwu 5 years ago

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


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CMHypno 5 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

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


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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....


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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:)


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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


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KenWu 5 years ago from Malaysia

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!


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Prasetio,

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

Sunnie


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

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.


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

He's amazing and so are you! Awesome!


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

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


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

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!)


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Traqqer 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Very cute!


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samiaali 5 years ago

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


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gr82bme 5 years ago from USA

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


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

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!


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ArtByCari 5 years ago

Very cool! Thanks for sharing.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma

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


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

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


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Cassidella 5 years ago

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


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago

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!


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Green Lotus 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

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


marellen 5 years ago

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


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

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.


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evilia_lim 5 years ago from Jakarta, Indonesia

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


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creamice 5 years ago

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!


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

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


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agusfanani 5 years ago from Indonesia

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


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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


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ethel smith 5 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

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


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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!


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK

Wow... This is amazing.

Glad you shared it. Thanks


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

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


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

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!


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Maggie-May 5 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

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

Have an awesome night,

MM


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

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


baygirl33 5 years ago

What an amazing topic!

thank you!


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GPAGE 5 years ago from California

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


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jacobsterling 5 years ago from New York

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


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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


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b. Malin 5 years ago

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.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

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


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

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


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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


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andrebreynolds 5 years ago

Wow! Amazing artwork. Thanks for sharing it Prasetio30.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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


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mulberry1 5 years ago

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


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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


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Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

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!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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


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Support Med. 5 years ago from Michigan

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


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

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.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

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


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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:)


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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:)


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

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


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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


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smileymom 5 years ago

A gifted artist indeed! Thumbs up.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

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


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Freya Cesare 5 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

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.


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


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idigwebsites 3 years ago from United States

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


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