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Bernard Pras’ anamorphic portrait of Ferdinand Cheval

At the at Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval, in Hauterives, France, there’s a piece by French painter, photographer and sculptor Bernard Pras that transforms seemingly broken objects into a portrait of French postman and outsider artist Ferdinand Cheval. You just have to look at it from the right position, framed by a small viewing device, to see the striking image.

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This kind of portrait is a wonderful style in which to portray Cheval, who devoted 33 years of his life building Le Palais idéal out of lime, mortar, cement, and the small stones that he found along his route. Like Watts Towers, his structures are an inspirational example of outsider art.

Here’s another video of Pras’ work, an anamorphic portrait of Malian actor Sotigui Kouyaté at the Institut Français de Ouagadougou, via Colossal:



In the archives: Kokichi Sugihara’s Impossible Motion Illusions, Amazing Anamorphic Illusions, Amazing T-Rex Illusion, OK Go’s The Writing’s on the Wall, and optical illusions of all kinds.

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