Carnovsky RGB Prints

Posted on March 29, 2017

We're down to the last few in our editions of amazing optical illusion prints by Milan based artistic duo Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla (a.k.a Carnovsky). Using red, green and blue filters and a special RGB printing technique Carnovsky have created a series of prints that reveal secret images; when viewed through the opposing colour filter, layers of illustration in the prints come to the foreground, with the rest of the imagery becoming almost invisible, MAGIC!

Carnovsky, La Selva, Limited Edition of 20, RGB Print, 75 x 110 cm, £870 unframed, £1250 framed

As well as being beautiful stand alone pieces, the 'La Selva' series of prints have three hidden images. When viewed through a red filter you will see all the creatures of the daytime such as monkeys, a pelican, a toucan and hares, use the green filter and you will see the plants and foliage of the animals' habitat, the blue filter reveals all the nocturnal creepy crawlies and underwater creatures including spiders, alligators, bats and lizards. Available in two colourways, the paler 'La Selva' and the darker 'La Selva Notturno', we're down to the last few in the edition of each of these prints, so please do get in touch if you'd like one!

Carnovsky, Installation at Dream Bags - Jaguar Shoes, 2011, seen through Red, Green & Blue Filters (images by Jeff Metal)

Carnovsky, La Selva Notturno, Limited Edition of 20, RGB Print, 75 x 110 cm, £870 unframed, £1250 framed

To make sure you can get the most out of your print we will be sending out a copy of Carnovsky's amazing book Illuminature, written by Rachel Williams and illustrated by Carnovsky, with each order for a La Selva or La Selva Notturno print. The book includes a special set of red, green and blue filters that you can use for both the prints and the illustrations in the book and takes a trip around the world exploring the creatures, habitats and nocturnal life of locations all over the globe using the RGB technique. If you can't quite stretch to one of the large prints, you can snap up one of the books, published by Wide Eyed Editions, here, or check out Carnovsky's smaller prints like the Vesalio series below and in the online shop

Illuminature, Illustrated by Carnovsky, Written by Rachel Williams, Published by Wide Eyed, £20

Carnovsky, Vesalio Series, Each are Limited Edition of 100, RGB Print, 25 x 42 cm, £150 unframed, £210 framed

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