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23 Stunning Anamorphic Artworks That Can Only Be Seen With A Mirror Cylinder
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23 Stunning Anamorphic Artworks That Can Only Be Seen With A Mirror Cylinder

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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)

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Created by Jonty Hurwitz 

Created by István Orosz

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Image credits: Lori Fossum

Created by István Orosz

Created by Myrna Hoffman

Created by István Orosz

Created by Vera Bugatti

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Image credits: Rex Young

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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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Baked_Potato
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Look like rubbish?? That mountain range/valley one looked amazing, then you look at the cylinder and the portrait is revealed. Amazing!!

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ankurm815
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Killer art, jaw dropping pics, can't describe merely by words.

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Baked_Potato
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Look like rubbish?? That mountain range/valley one looked amazing, then you look at the cylinder and the portrait is revealed. Amazing!!

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ankurm815
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Killer art, jaw dropping pics, can't describe merely by words.

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