Art with a Double Meaning

István Orosz
Proceedings of Bridges 2010: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2010)
Pages 239–246 Regular Papers


Artists have many sources of ideas, just as they have a favorite medium. Here I describe how I was inspired by the work of poets William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe and writer Jules Verne to create etchings with double meaning. My artworks interpret their writings and also encode hidden anamorphic portraits of the writers, revealed only through viewing in a special way. For Poe, I not only used his poem The Raven but also his essay The Philosophy of Composition to guide my creation process, just as he did for the poem.