have been using anaglyphic techniques in
my artistic creations for
the last thirty years
and have tried to expand its potential from the
of achieving a 3-D illusion or effect.
An anaglyphic picture
or film requires an auxiliary tool
in order to achieve full expression
and this tool is usually a pair of spectacles
of which one lens is red
and the other is blue or green.
The attempt to achieve a 3-D effect was
used in spate
in the 50’s, such as Bwana Junction,
where a lion “jumps” out
of the screen.
It has been used occasionally in advertising promotions
special articles from the National Geographic,
but has remained outside
The anaglyphic technique was also used by certain
in the Dada and surrealistic movements as a kind of optical
but what I am doing goes beyond this
and can be thus considered
a unique invention and breaking new ground.
First of all, I have no interest in achieving
illusion of 3-D
rather I usually try to create on my canvas
what seems to be a
surface or form,
but reveals its inherent "dual" reality
by use of the
(The red lens should be placed opposite the right
and the green, opposite the left eye.)
This is easily seen in the
which I have painted.
Each portrait is shown in
its original colors
and for those who do not have the anaglyphic
it is followed by a grey scale simulation
of what is seen by
only through the red lens or the blue-green lens.
Picard in Cote d'Azure
first portrait, entitled “Natalie”
reveals through the green
lens the ¾ portrait,
while the red reveals
the hidden profile view of
the second portrait: “Estheri”,
looking through green lens,
subject looks pensive & serious,
while looking through the red, the
subject actually smiles.
I have more ambitious intentions,
which can be understood
definition of the word: anaglyphic,
which is a compound word:
diminishing or without and “glyph” form.
I am deliberately trying to
the anaglyphic tool
to diminish secondary details and emphasize
The intention is to create a simulation
of Right Brain and Left
perception and consciousness.
As is well known in neurology,
tends to see the general design,
while the Left Brain tends to see or
only on the details and the balance of light and darkness.
Right Brain is dominant in males or masculine perception,
the Left Brain.
(This is analagous to
which differentiates between
Abba-Chachmah and Imma-Bina
Original Work - World of Angels
Seen through Red
Lens Seen through Blue Lens
When I paint, I
usually wear for extended periods
the anaglyphic glasses to help me create the painting,
the green lens
to correspond to the Right Brain
and the red lens, the Left Brain.
course of time I have developed combinations
of color schemes that work
with each lens or both of them together.
The viewer is invited to
examine for himself
on the various paintings in this web site.
for use of anaglyphic glasses
Look at the paintings in the usual way.
2. Put on the glasses so that the red lens is
over the right eye
and the blue-green lens is over the
3. Close the right eye and look at the painting
only through left
or blue lens.
4. Close the left eye and look at the painting
only through the
right or red lens.
5. Now alternate a few times between
right eye and left eye and
notice the interesting
in the picture.
6. Now look at the painting through both eyes and
and enjoy the
special hologram effect.
7. Take off the glasses and look again
at the painting and see if your
of the painting has changed.
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