Work of Julian Beever - 2

Here is another of Julian Beever's amazing creations. This is a true anamorphic picture.

From one position - where the picture above has been taken from - everything looks normal. Except that the pool isn't really there, of course - Julian's foot is touching the pavement, not the water! However anamorphic pictures are stretched, so that while they look fine from one particular viewpoint, they look quite strange and often unrecognisable from any other viewpoint.

This shows the same picture, but this time seen from the other side. Now the girl's leg looks extraordinary, elongated and distorted. Only from the other side, when a large amount of fore-shortening takes place, does her leg look correct.

Reproduced with permission from the artist. Visit Julian Beever's home page.

See an anamorphic drawing by the artist István Orosz

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