A distorted or monstrous projection or representation of an image on a plane or curved surface, which, when viewed from a certain point, or as reflected from a curved mirror or through a polyhedron, appears regular and in proportion; a deformation of an image.
A morbid or monstrous development, or change of form, or degeneration.
A distorted projection or perspective; especially an image distorted in such a way that it becomes visible only when viewed in a special manner.
a painting or drawing that is distorted or unrecognizable except when viewed from a particular angle and distance or with a correcting mirror or lens; also, the technique by which such an image is drawn (see DIY instructions). Normal images are composed for a viewer’s gaze and consist of only two coordinates: the vertical surface of the image and the orthogonal line. In anamorphic images there are three coordinates: the vertical, the horizon, and the oblique line from the diagonal corner to the image (see list of links). In general, a distinction is made between cylindrical anamorphosis and perspective anamorphosis.
a deformed image that appears in its true shape when viewed in some "unconventional" way
a distorted image that can be restored by looking at it in, for example, a cylindrical mirror
an image that is distorted in such a way that it only assumes the proportions of a recognizable image when viewed from a certain angle, or by reflection in curved surface
An anamorphic representation depicts a scene or a figure from a deformed perspective. The image, first distorted and unrecognizable, takes on its natural proportions only when viewed from a certain point in space or reflected in a cylindrical or conical mirror.
particularly popular in the 18th century, an image that is painted in a way that makes it appear distorted unless viewed from a specific viewpoint or an optical device
An image that appears distorted unless it is viewed from a special angle, or with a mirror, or with some other device. A famous example of such an anamorphic image is that of a skull in the painting The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein (German, 1497/8-1543). In photography, an anamorphic lens is capable of compressing a wide angle of view onto a standard frame of film. A similar projection system can be used to reform such an image onto a wide screen.
An image that appears to be distorted unless it is viewed from a certain angle or with the use of a mirror with a certain shape. An example is a painting that only shows something meaningful when viewed with a cylindrical mirror.