Anamorphosis

A distorted projection requiring the viewer to occupy a specific vantage point or use special devices to recognize an image.

Anamorphosis is a distorted projection requiring the viewer to occupy a specific vantage point, use special devices, or both to view a recognizable image. It is used in painting, photography, sculpture and installation, toys, and film special effects. The word is derived from the Greek prefix ana-, meaning "back" or "again", and the word morphe, meaning "shape" or "form". Extreme anamorphosis has been used by artists to disguise caricatures, erotic and scatological scenes, and other furtive images from a casual spectator, while revealing an undistorted image to the knowledgeable viewer.

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  • Image By Hans Holbein - bQEWbLB26MG1LA at Google Cultural Institute, zoom level maximum, Public Domain — from wikimedia.org
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