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23 Amazing Anamorphic Artworks That Need A Mirror Cylinder To Reveal Their Beauty

Published 4 years ago

Anamorphic art is based on a distorted projection, when only specific devices viewed from a specific angle let the viewer see the beautiful image hidden in an abstract image or sculpture. In mirror anamorphosis, an image is formed by a distorted mirror (usually a cylinder) placed near an abstract image or sculpture. This mind-bending technique was invented in the late Renaissance (16th century), but its potential is much appreciated by many brilliant contemporary artists as well, such as Jonty Hurwitz (previously here) and Myrna Hoffman, whose company produces mirror anamorphosis art kits and activities for kids.

Here we present an inspiring collection of the finest examples of this technique from both the past and present.

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Image credits: galois88

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Created by Lisa Mallinson (left) István Orosz (right)

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Created by István Orosz

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Created by William Kentridge (left) István Orosz (right)

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Created by Jonty Hurwitz

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Created by Jonty Hurwitz

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Created by István Orosz

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Image credits: Lori Fossum

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Created by István Orosz

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Created by Myrna Hoffman

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Created by István Orosz

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Created by Vera Bugatti

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Image credits: Rex Young

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Created by William Kentridge

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Created by István Orosz

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Created by István Orosz

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Created by Awtar Singh Virdi

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Created by William Kentridge

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Created by William Kentridge

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Created by István Orosz

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