anamorphosis

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the evolution of one type of organism from another by a long series of gradual changes

a distorted projection or perspective

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Bartolomei, Cristina & Ippolito, Alfonso (2017), "The Anamorphoses of Felice Varini", New Trends and Issues.
If we substitute the word "enemies" with the word "foreigners," we might see this anamorphose as a model for Core Samples from the World.
The second chapter, entitled "Shelley's Promethean Narratives: Gothic Anamorphoses in Zastrozzi, St.
Gregory dropped exotic names such as Csikszentmihalyi in a section summarizing psychological theories about creativity, he then followed with an illustration on "perspectival anamorphoses in painting" (31).
[...] il n'y a pas, jamais, de troisieme personne dans les raves, it n'y est toujours question que de soi-meme, comme clans file des anamorphoses, cette nouvelle apocryphe de Borges, oh l'ecrivain qui invente la troisieme personne en litterature, finit, au terme d'un long processus de deperissement solipsiste, deprime et vaincu, par renoncer a son invention et se remet a ecrire a la premiere personne.
In a similar way, Jurgis Baltrusaitis in his essays about anamorphoses and visual "aberrations" has occasionally compared actual paintings with their literary descriptions.
The topics discussed are as broad as those that Gardner wrote about and include the mathematics of such puzzles and games as tangrams, peg solitaire, sudoku, coin-weighing problems, and anamorphoses.
It turns out, she has acquired one of the world's most extensive collections of anamorphoses, those distorted paintings that, viewed in a convex mirror or from a certain perspective, suddenly resolve into natural proportions.
Frangoise Dupeyron-Lafay's "Fragmented, Invisible, and Grotesque Bodies in Dracula" characterizes Dracula as "a novel of grotesque bodily metamorphoses and anamorphoses" that "expresses a sense of insecurity, disorientation, and alienation that heralds postmodernism" (xix).
For this reason and the fact that, according to Gestalt Theory *, perception is syncretic *, the anamorphoses * that vowel lengthening creates in the acoustic images of the syllable will hinder the recognition of global vocal forms *, not only at the syllabic level, but also at the word level.
She became his lifelong companion, artistic muse, and alter ego, and the exhibition will include numerous portraits of her, among them "Gala and the Angelus of Millet Preceding the Imminent Arrival of the Conical Anamorphoses" (1933).
She is dark and melancholy as a comet; her beauty is like the sensation of fire, winding and slanted as in the anamorphoses of the Mannerists, with a lugubrious aura of decay, a smirk of eternal disillusionment." This city has many masks and all of them reveal a side of the city, but none of them reveal the true nature beneath the surface.
This illusory, trompe-l' ceil technique, of which a famous example is Holbein's Ambassadors, is described in the following terms by art historian Jurgis Baltrusaitis in his book Anamorphoses:
"Points de vue et images du monde: Anamorphoses de textes geographiques de Strabon a Giovanni Botero." In Traduire et adapter a la Renaissance, ed.