Unconventional Staring

Charles the first
Art of Anamorphosis

An anamorphosis is a deformed image that appears in its true shape when viewed in some “unconventional” way.
In past centuries, anamorphic designs were used as “secret images”, sometimes to hide erotic drawings, sometimes images of a politically-sensitive nature, such as this portrait of the British King Charles the First which circulated amongst Royalist sympathisers after the King’s execution in 1649.

I don’t see any damn erotic images in the above.

I can imagine museum goers bending sideways and upside-down trying to find the “hidden” images.

5 Replies to “Unconventional Staring”

  1. I don’t think you’re supposed to see any hidden erotic pictures in the image you’ve shown, Jody. This one’s “politically-sensitive.”

  2. Erotic drawings *OR* politically sensitive subjects. This one’s politically sensitive because it was for supporters of the executed king who couldn’t openly show support (I’m assuming, anyway). Imagine democrats in Texas carrying around hidden images of Kerry. There’s no hidden erotic message here!! Jody, Jody…I think when you see the word ‘erotic’ your reading comprehension nose-dives.

  3. I’ve stared at this picture for almost 10 mins. The only thing that makes me change my perception is one side of his hair is longer than the other. I think I see a farm and some trees and some mountains.. Erotic farm, erotic trees and erotic mountains! woo-woo! SWT is THE crappy place to get PORN!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.