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How-To: Holbein skull rug

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I’m totally digging Andrew Salomone’s new project on CRAFT:

In Hans Holbein’s famously inexplicable painting, “The Ambassadors,” a large anamorphic skull appears to lie across the floor at the feet of two dandified renaissance gentlemen. The skull appears in correct perspective only when the painting is seen from an acute angle looking diagonally down from the left-hand side of the painting (or diagonally up from the lower right hand corner). I decided to make a latch hooked anamorphic skull rug in order to display the skull image from the painting on the floor in real life, and to see if the image would change in and out of correct perspective as the viewer walks past it (it does!). You can follow the same process I used to make this project to turn the image of your choice into a photorealistic latch hook rug.

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2 thoughts on “How-To: Holbein skull rug

  1. Ok, so Hands up if you just picked up your laptop to view the skull image!?

    And then found out that the LCD can’t be viewed from that angle!

    Doh.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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