A Rohrschach ink blot is a standardized screening + evaluation tool made by initially creating a gestalt image by means of randomly dropping ink on paper which was already folded then pressed down on to form the resulting random pattern.
It was not a morphed image or photo to start with. To call it a mirror image only displays yer ignorance. Its this type of sycophantic indulging in swagging I resent.
Sorry if you see it as swaggering or ignorance. My comparison to Rorschach images was meant just as a comparison. It's the symmetrical aspect that I'm referring to, maybe in not-exact terms. I realize Rorschach images, and paintings with a mirror image of the painting overlaid on them, have a different origin and purpose (all parts of most paintings, or at least these ones, being deliberately placed where they are), and you're right that overlaying the mirror image of an image on top of itself, isn't in itself a mirror image, as is a Rorschach, but they both can invoke pareidolia, even when the person who created the image meant it to look like something specific, since different people often see these things differently.
I should have made it clearer that I'm not saying pareidolia is the only explanation for things that appear when the mirror image of some paintings is laid over the original. I'd be surprised if there were no such hidden images in some paintings throughout the centuries. My gut feeling is that, in gnosticgirl's example using the Pouissin painting, the little man is coincidence, but to be objective about it, I guess I shouldn't make any assumptions, though if there's anything we're supposed to see when Pouissin's painting is shown this way, I have a feeling it's somewhere else in the image.
Your RIGHT! The images were PAINTED not formed by blobs or blotches of ink!
I can't find a single authenticated 'painted' reference on the 'Net. When I used these cards in the clinical setting they came, at that time, directly from the Rohrschach Institute.
The cards we used were authenticated numbered sets of printed COPIES of the Originals. No clinical practitioner has access to the originals, the closet they get is the printed copy.
Wasn't gnosticgirl referring to the overlaid paintings, not the Rohrschach inkblots?
So you've used the Rorschach images in clinical practice? Have you compared your memory of those images, to the ones supposedly circulating around outside of the hands of practitioners, including those posted on the Internet, to see if any of those are real? I remember searching for copies of the originals on the Internet a couple years ago, but all I could find were outline representations of them. I tried again a minute ago, and still found only the outline versions.