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A bizarre perspective in Poland. The exhibition of old prints, manuscripts and anamorphic works

Date: 08.06.2016 - 29.06.2016
Place: Jagiellonian Library, exhbition room (Oleandry Street 3 entrance)
Organiser: Mathematics and Computer Science Faculty of Jagiellonian University and Jagiellonian Library
A bizarre perspective in Poland. The exhibition of old prints, manuscripts and anamorphic works

The exhibition presents nearly 50 original objects - mostly old prints from the collections of the Jagiellonian Library, composed of anamorphic drawings and descriptions of the construction of various anamorphic types. In addition, you will have an opportunity to see paintings by contemporary artists who create anamorphosis. Some of the works was made especially for the exhibition.


Opening: the 8th of June 2016 at  05:30 p.m.

Opening hours of exhibition: Mon-Tue. 10.00 a.m. – 05.00 p.m., Wed – Fri 10.00 a.m. – 03.00 p.m.,  Sat. 10.00 a.m. – 02.00 p.m.

Guided tour by curator: on 11th and 18th of June (Saturday), at  10.00 a.m., 11.00 a.m., 12.00 (midday), 01.00 p.m.

Anamorphosis is an intentional distortion of the image that disappears only when we look at the work from the appropriate point. Illusionistic works were very popular in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and nowadays experience a renaissance thanks to the popularly called "3D drawings" which we can admire for instance on the sidewalks.

Vernissage will be accompanied by both a lecture and also workshop dedicated to drawing of deformed works, as well as creating live anamorphoses "3D"  in the exhibition hall. In addition, on Saturdays (on 11th and 18th of  June) will be held guided tours by the exhibition curator - Ada Pałka.
Registration for workshops and more information:

Agenda of vernissage on 8th of June 2016:

  • 03:00 p.m. – workshops of drawing of deformed works, conference room at JL (prior signing up needed);
  • 05:30 p.m.  –  the opening of the exhibition;
  • 06:15 p.m.  – the lecture in conference room of JL 

On the vernissage day, in exhibition room of JL, from 10.00 a.m. you will have possibility to see how is created on the floor a huge anamorphosis "3D", composed by Ryszard Paprocki and Marcin Czaja.