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And this is also ART

March 16, 2015 08:57 IST

Some forms of art can never really be explained. Yet they possess the power to draw your attention. Here are 10 surreal pieces of art designed to give you a pause.


Image: British artist Alex Chinneck's illusory piece, entitled "Pick yourself up and pull yourself together", and on display in the working car park for a week, sees a Vauxhall car suspended upside down, appearing to be gripping onto a peeled back length of tarmac. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Image: A woman takes pictures of art installation "Alice" by Spanish artist Cristina Lucas in the Andalusian Centre of Contemporary Art in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain. Photograph: Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters

Image: A view of an artwork which is part of the "Infinity Obsession" exhibition by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama in Santiago City, Chile. Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

Image: Swiss artist Peter Regli's marble art installation entitled "Snow Monsters" near Madison Square Park in the Manhattan borough of New York City. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Image: A couple visits an artwork which is part of the "Infinity Obsession" exhibition by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama in Santiago City, Chile. Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

Image: The Cour Carree of the Louvre Museum is reflected on a giant mirror installed for the French fashion house Christian Dior Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 women's ready-to-wear collection show during Paris Fashion Week on March 6, 2015. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Image: A man looks at a installation made of sock textiles on display at a demonstration hall of the local sock-making industry in Zhuji, Zhejiang province, China. Photograph: Reuters

Image: A visitor poses for a photograph in front of a 3D painting at a 3D art gallery in Beijing. The gallery attracts visitors with various 3D paintings and installations depicting world famous political leaders, celebrities and movie scenes. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Image: A robot creature built around a microwave oven is seen at Robolights art installation by Kenny Irwin Jr in Palm Springs, California. The installation consists of hundreds of whimsical robot and other themed sculptures created from recycled materials including golf carts, kitchen appliances and microwaved smart phones, and is open to the public each holiday season on the sprawling Irwin family property. Photograph: David McNew/Reuters

Image: A man passes a house built upside-down in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. The house was constructed as an attraction for local residents and tourists. Photograph: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters