Anamorphic Illusions Of Painted Spaces Create Living Picture Frames

Anamorphic Illusions

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Anamorphic Illusions photographs

 

In their series, “Anamorphoses,” French artists Ella and Pitr (Papiers Peintres) transform forgotten, run-down places into colorfully framed spaces that create anamorphic illusions. The duo paints frames onto stairwells, empty rooms, and hallways, giving the normally 2D experience of a frame the depth of 3D. The photographs have to be taken at a particular angle in order to create the desired shot of a figure inside the painted canvas. The outcome is a whimsical portrait that lends playful depth to an otherwise drab and neglected setting. The artists completed these installations and photographs as part of a project for National Dramatic Center of St Etienne. (via my modern met)

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Mind Bending Anamorphic Street Art Installations

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The design studio/street art crew known as Truly Design is truly an expert at creating anamorphic art.  The group is playful with both literal and figurative perspective.  The Medusa anamorph, for example, does precisely this.  According to the myth if a person looked directly at the serpant haired Gorgon they would instantly turn to stone.  Perseus was only able to slay the monster by looking at her reflection.  Similarly, this Medusa can only be seen from singular perspective.

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