“Anamorphic” is a new word on me. I don’t know if you’ve used the word before? Try and slip it into conversation today, you’ll come across like a ruddy genius. What does it mean? Well here’s what Mr Wikipedia says:
Anamorphosis is a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image. The word “anamorphosis” is derived from the Greek prefix ana-, meaning back or again, and the word morphe, meaning shape or form.
In layman’s terms it’s art done by some bright spark who’s worked out how to make your brain melt using maths and art at the same time. It’s easier to explain it with pictures though. Here’s some of the best examples I could find.
The picture above just looks like a cool picture of a valley, until you put a shiny metal rod in the middle and then BOOM:
IstvÃ¡n Orosz is a Hungarian born (1952) pens and paints wizard.
I like quotes as a way of stepping inside the mind of a man. Here’s a quote from Orosz:
There are things I can imagine and I can draw. There are things I can imagine but I cannot draw. But, could I draw something that I cannot imagine? That interests me greatly.
More brilliant work on next page…