To the right is a picture of Hans Holbein’s painting, The Ambassadors. Upon first glance, it doesn’t look like anything terrible special.

After further reflection, however, you may notice a strange figure near the bottom center of the painting.

You might be surprised to learn that it is a skull.

The skull can only be clearly seen when the painting is viewed from a sharp angle.

The painter employs a technique known as anamorphosis–meaning that the viewer must adopt a different perspective in order to reconstitute the image.

If we wish to remain open to unlearning, it is helpful to purposely distort our own perspective from time to time.

Why? Because you may just discover a hidden gem that has been hiding in plain sight.

Interested in some other art-inspired unlearning? Check out this older post:

Video Killed the Video Star