Hans Holbein the Younger was a German artist who painted in a Northern Renaissance style, and was best known for his numerous portraits. The one you see below is titled “Ambassadors”, and was already posted on Mighty Optical Illusions. You can check my older post. I got many questions from you, my loyal visitors to explain with more details how the skull should be seen. As I already explained in my previous post, it is anamorphic image, and should be watched from an angle. Strange object at the bottom of the picture (skull)can be seen if look at it almost from the edge of the canvas. Then it becomes apparent. I think it’s best to show you in step by step pictures. Open the article for tutorial. If you like anamorphosis, check: Walt Disney, cylinder mirrors, strange anamorphosis, tea cups, Jules Verne… and few more in M.C. Escher category.
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