Anamorphosis Illusions

What you see in this image below is 1535 wood carving by Erhard Schön. The picture appears to be scribbled black ink, but features the condensed images (from left to right) of Charles V, Ferdinand I Pope Paul III, and Francis I. It can be expanded (about 6:1 horizontally) on a computer and rotated 90° counterclockwise. If you jump inside this article, you can see what the original Erhard Schön picture really hides. There is one more example inside. The other way to look at anamorphic images like these, is to stand just below the painting and look up, then you can see it. Previously I posted some anamorphic photos, that work on a same principle, yet different approach to this phenomena. See: Jules Verne in cylinder mirror, Walt Disney, anamorphic tea cups




19 Replies to “Anamorphosis Illusions”

    1. it’s not really an illusion, and it’s definitely not the best, but I guess you can’t really say it’s the *worst.*

  1. it IS pretty cool… i went to paint and copied the pic b4 i realized they put the word under the pic… heh heh.. anyway u dont have to photoshop it u can just copy paste and then make any picture u want be skinnier, fatter, taller, shorter, or smaller. <:d
    o^^o

  2. its not photoshopped. i used to draw like that all the time. you have to hold the picture horizontal in front of your eyes, and look down the sheet of paper. they are fun to make :)

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