images and cone:
Verwagt nog beeter
(Expect Even Better)
Copper alloy cone and anamorphic watercolors
Images: 10 5/8 x 10 5/8 in.
Cone: 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 in.
The Getty Research Institute, Werner Nekes Collection
In this series of anamorphic cards, the first card explains in Dutch
that even betterthat is, even more tantalizing images are
still to come. Viewers must look directly at the tip of the cone to
see the reflected image. Anamorphic images like this one are unintelligible
until viewed from the particular vantage point or reflected in the particular
mirror that unscrambles them. The effect illustrates the principles
of reflection and perspective.