Anamorphosis is a procedure for drawing an image that appears distorted and indecipherable when seen frontally, the image becoming intelligible only from an eccentric viewpoint or when reflected by a properly designed mirror. In this paper we propose a journey through figurative art, history, psycho-perception and geometry, including a mathematical proof regarding the position of the observation point of anamorphoses. Finally, we discuss applications of anamorphic techniques in encryption, counterterrorism, street art and advertising. Most matter proposed in this paper is suitable for arts educators and offers an interdisciplinary approach to anamorphoses by a creative interaction between different topics, like psychology and figurative arts, geometry and advertising, street art and mathematics.

The interdisciplinary nature of anamorphic images in a journey through art, history and geometry

Di Lazzaro P.;Murra D.;
2019

Abstract

Anamorphosis is a procedure for drawing an image that appears distorted and indecipherable when seen frontally, the image becoming intelligible only from an eccentric viewpoint or when reflected by a properly designed mirror. In this paper we propose a journey through figurative art, history, psycho-perception and geometry, including a mathematical proof regarding the position of the observation point of anamorphoses. Finally, we discuss applications of anamorphic techniques in encryption, counterterrorism, street art and advertising. Most matter proposed in this paper is suitable for arts educators and offers an interdisciplinary approach to anamorphoses by a creative interaction between different topics, like psychology and figurative arts, geometry and advertising, street art and mathematics.
Anamorphosis; geometry; Niceron; perspective; psycho-perception; street art
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