ROBERT BOWEN






© Robert Bowen 2017

Anamorphic works by Andrea Pozzo and Emmanuel Maignan:

(1) Andrea Pozzo painted the anamorphic ceiling fresco, Glorification of Saint Ignatius, and also the false dome in Sant'Ignazio, Rome, Italy (1691-1694).

(2) The anamorphic wall painting, St. John of Patmos (1648) by Emmanuel Maignan, is located in the upper gallery of Trinità dei Monti, the Minim Monastery in Rome. We approach the mural obliquely so that the anamorphic projection is experienced as intended, and then frontally, so that the distortion is revealed along with the painted details of the life of St. John [the Revelator], embedded in the standard projection.