A year ago, we wrote about Jonty Hurwitz and his amazing anamorphic art that can only be seen in the reflection of a mirrored cylinder. Although the technique was created in the late Renaissance (16th century), artist like Jonty and István Orosz made it popular again. We’ve begun to see more and more of this type of art so we thought it’s about time to look at some of the best examples.

What’s interesting about these anamorphic pieces is that most of them look like rubbish without a mirror cylinder. Some of them are so distorted that you can only guess at what the reflected image will reveal. You could probably even use this technique to pass a message on to a fellow secret agent.

Hurwitz says he creates his art by scanning a three-dimensional object and then using special software to come up with new physical forms, but each artist has their own technique. Get ready to be amazed!

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

Created by István Orosz

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

Created by Jonty Hurwitz 

Created by István Orosz

Image credits: Lori Fossum

Created by István Orosz

Created by Myrna Hoffman

Created by István Orosz

Created by Vera Bugatti

Image credits: Rex Young

Created by William Kentridge

Created by István Orosz

Created by István Orosz

Created by Awtar Singh Virdi

Created by William Kentridge

Created by William Kentridge

Created by István Orosz

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