Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about anamorphosis in art. Anamorphosis is a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to occupy a specific vantage point, use special devices or both to view a recognizable image. Some of the media it is used in are painting, photography, sculpture and installation, toys, and film special effects. More-complex anamorphoses can be devised using distorted lenses, mirrors, or other optical transformations. The first examples were largely related to religious themes. With mirror anamorphosis, a conical or cylindrical mirror is placed on the drawing or painting to transform a flat distorted image into an apparently undistorted picture.