Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser
BoredPanda Add Post

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

23 Stunning Anamorphic Artworks That Can Only Be Seen With A Mirror Cylinder
94points
34.1K
Optical Illusions7 years ago

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

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!

Source: imgur

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

Created by István Orosz

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

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

Share on Facebook
You May Like
Popular on Bored Panda
Share your thoughts
Baked_Potato
Community Member
6 years ago

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

ankurm815
Community Member
7 years ago

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

Suneel Jain
Community Member
2 years ago

Anamorphic Art is amazing Social-RAD...b6bdb9.jpg Social-RADO-5e44f11b6bdb9.jpg

Load More Comments
Baked_Potato
Community Member
6 years ago

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

ankurm815
Community Member
7 years ago

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

Suneel Jain
Community Member
2 years ago

Anamorphic Art is amazing Social-RAD...b6bdb9.jpg Social-RADO-5e44f11b6bdb9.jpg

Load More Comments
Popular on Bored Panda
Popular on Bored Panda
User Submissions
Also on Bored Panda
Also on Bored Panda