The Incredible Art Of Julian Beever!
Julian Beever is an English chalk artist who has been creating chalk drawings on pavement since the mid-1990s that create the illusion of three dimensions when viewed from the right location. These trompe-l'oeil drawings are created using a projection called anamorphosis and appear to defy the laws of perspective.
Besides the 3D art, Beever paints murals and replicas of the works of masters and oil paintings, and creates collages. He is often hired as a performance artist and to create murals for companies. Beever is interested in advertising and marketing, as well. He has worked in the UK, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Denmark, the USA and Australia.
Since 2004 a chain letter containing his art (sometimes mixed with similar art by Kurt Wenner) has been circulating on the Internet.
For more insight please read my hub about Kurt Wenner. You can find a lot of pictures and a video how his art is done in this hub. Enjoy!
Is this the real thing!
Featured in Treasure Hunting magazine, Beever's mounds of gold were part of a series used by White's Electronics of Inverness, the world's leading metal detector manufacturers based in Inverness, United Kingdom. See the picture below.
The Artist At Work! The Fountain of Youth.
Many of his creations are optical illusions, such as this one, where Julian appears to be perched on a ledge, waiting for Batman and Robin to climb the building and rescue him.
In reality, there is just pavement in front of him, and the street below together with the expectant crowd, plus the blazing building below him, are all tricks played on the eye (a modern example of trompe l'oeil - a French term that means literally 'trick the eye').
An absolutely insane chalk drawing on the pavement. Batman an Robin are going to save a man from a burning building. Don't you get high anxiety when you look at this drawing ? Note the level of details : the real pavement is actually casting a "shadow" on the buildings below it.
Beneath Every Street
The Fly Killer
Some images of the street drawing
on the Flickr site are attributed to
Julian Beever when the actual artist
is Kurt Wenner (www.kurtwenner.com).
You’ll notice that Kurt’s artwork has
a much more classical flavor to it than
Julian’s. That being said, both artists
are incredibly talented. You can also
refer to the hub Awesome Kurt Wenner
Check it out!
Ok. Now you must be real bored scrolling down all this way. Although I have many more in my collection, I will stop this with one last picture. Thank you for your patience and support. Please do not forget to comment. Do you know that Julian also makes fine art paintings?
Tired, Need a drink now!
All pictures from official Julian Beever website http://users.skynet.be/J.Beever/