Published on June 15th, 2010 | by Yellow Magpie0
Julian Beever: The Incredibly Talented Street Artist Of Perspective
Vicktor Shklovsky once wrote that the purpose of art was to make the familiar, unfamiliar. Julian Beever certainly achieves this with his dazzling street art paintings.
To make paintings appear photo-realistic takes an enormous amount of skill and dedication. To make two-dimensional art appear three-dimensional takes something extraordinary.
Julian Beever’s trompe l’oeil works are breathtakingly beautiful.
Anamorphosis in paintings and art is the distorted construction of images so that a visual effect is achieved when the object is viewed from a certain vantage point. Julian Beever uses perspective or oblique anamorphosis to create his stunning effects.
His anamorphosis paintings make three-dimensional images when viewed from the correct perspective and so far he has exhibited his work across Europe, the Americas and Australia.
Julian Beever uses a simple camera and tripod set-up to create his images. He then goes back and forth checking to see if his efforts are creating the correct effects from a certain vantage point.
According to Wikipedia, the English artist has worked in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Denmark,Portugal, Spain, Russia, the United States, Mexico, Argentina, and Australia.
Julian Beever’s Pavement Chalk Artist: The Three-Dimensional Drawings Of Julian Beever is a great read. Full of great photographs, it charts the techniques that he uses and gives a little background on the paintings.
You can obtain Pavement Chalk Artist: The Three-Dimensional Drawings of Julian Beever here from Amazon.
For people living in Ireland or the United Kingdom, you can access: Pavement Chalk Artist: The Three-dimensional Drawings of Julian Beever from here.
For Canada: Pavement Chalk Artist: The Three-Dimensional Drawings of Julian Beever.
For Germany: Pavement Chalk Artist: The Three-Dimensional Drawings of Julian Beever.
For France: Pavement Chalk Artist: The Three-Dimensional Drawings of Julian Beever.