Things are not as they seem

20Apr07

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Hans Holbein The Ambassadors

Anamorphosis is a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image. “Ana – morphosis” comes from the Greek words meaning “formed again.” more…

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De Artificiali Perspectiva or Anamorphosis is an excellent documentary on this subject by the Quay Brothers. It was …

…commissioned as part of The Program for Art on Film, a project backed by the Getty Foundation and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In collaboration with art historian Roger Cardinal (who had also contributed to the full-length The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer), the Quays assembled this witty exploration of a fascinating visual phenomenon which, as the opening titles explain, “plays mischievously yet revealingly with the relationship between the eye and what it sees.” more …

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The film is included in this DVD



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