Lenticular Art – The World in Motion
A lenticular is a special artwork. It changes as the viewer moves side to side, the image resting in the balance between the viewer's left and right eyes. A scene presented as a lenticular is never stable, but always depends on the angle from which the image is viewed.
Beatrice Hug uses this method to create alternating variations of color and shape. In Armand Dijck’s lenticular photographs of the New York skyline, day and night alternate, illustrating the dynamics of the cosmopolitan city in a spectacular way. Their works are stunning in large formats. Both the thematic unity of Hug's works, and the intricacy and breadth of Dijck's lend themselves well to larger displays.
Lenticular works by Juan Fortes
Artist Juan Fortes uses lenticular technology to showcase two extraordinary birds. The Caribbean flamingo’s elegant and vibrantly pink physique is revealed to the viewer from various different perspectives. The morphing effect is utilized to set the Australian rainbow lorikeet into motion, while its magnitude of colors beam brightly against a blue backdrop. Their harmonious dance invites you to travel around the world and enjoy the beauty of nature, all within the corners of your mind.
Lenticular works by Beatrice Hug
Rings of Abstract Color
A pulse seems to throb through the rings of abstract color by Beatrice Hug, an effect created by her skillful blurring. The longer you look at the image, the softer it becomes. Step aside, and an even more surprising change takes place. What was once pink, now appears green, and the circle in the center would seem to be turning blue.
This special effect is created with lenticular lens technology, which uses very fine lenses to refract light and create new colors. This phenomenon goes hand in hand with the Parisian photographer’s artistic approach, whose work often serves as a meditation on light reflections, stained glass, and pigmented liquids.
Lenticular works by Armand Dijcks
New York’s Golden Skyline
Lenticular techniques are used brilliantly in Armand Dijck's New York skyline color photography, which feature the stunning transition between day and night. It doesn’t capture a fixed moment, as in traditional photography, but a duration of time. The nighttime lights fade into to the first rays of sunshine, illuminating the facades of buildings. The interplay between daylight and radiating skyscrapers creates an unmistakable urban dynamic, revealing New York as the city that never sleeps, always on the move, in perpetual change.
Lenticular works by Anton Sparx
Flip Print Lenticulars by Anton Sparx
Anton Sparx creates artworks known as flip prints. The flip effect is a classic feature of lenticular printing. With this technique, the picture can alternate between different motifs that are visibly separate from one another, allowing multiple different works to be seen within in one, depending on the position of the viewer.
To create his fascinating works of art, Anton Sparx superimposes several abstract digital paintings, creating brilliant lenticular images with vibrant color gradients. Sparx showcases the most famous diamonds in the world: the champagne-colored Braganza and the Green Dresden.
Lenticular works by Gavin Evans
Portraits in Lenticular
Gavin Evans' creations pay homage to the iconic David Bowie by showing the many sides to his persona through morphs and flip-lenticular prints. Looking at these artworks, even at just the slightest angle from the viewer, Bowie springs into motion.
Gavin Evans' lenticulars capture the unparalleled versatility that characterizes David Bowie's career. With the help of the morphing effect, the artist shows the different faces of the legendary musician. Depending on the viewer’s vantage point, different images of Bowie appear - a fascinating way to highlight the many sides of the international superstar.
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The Lenticular Technique:
First, the motif is cut into fine strips and laminated onto a lenticular film. Then, very fine optical lenses are laid over the work in a transparent grid, creating a spatial illusion. The various rod-shaped lenses are backprinted with the image and reveal different parts of the work depending on the angle of view.
The distance between the work and the viewer's eyes creates fascinating movement, or 3D effects, depending on the lenticular technology behind the artwork. As the viewer approaches the lenticular, the effect becomes more intense. Two-dimensional images suddenly spring to life, like sculptures from another world.
Lenticular Printing Formats
The image alternates between two or more shots as the viewer changes their angle of view.
The motif of the work changes smoothly without transitions, creating the appearance of perpetual motion.
The individual elements of the artwork are arranged in layers, creating a breathtaking depth effect.