Sunday, February 6, 2011

3D Sidewalk Art

                                                              3D Sidewalk Art

          What would you do if you were walking on the streets and saw a sudden hole in front of you? You would obviously be chocked and you would carefully walk around it not to get hurt. What if it was a big pool with people in it, or a building size laptop?
         Those places actually exist! 3D sidewalk is a new form of art that consists into making 3D painting in public places that look like they are really there. The only way for me to explain it is to show you pictures.

  How it is Done

          3D Street Painting or Chalk Art or Pavement Art was invented by Kurt Wenner , a very famous artist and architect. This type of art is an anamorphic art, a "trompe l'oeil" which is French for a form of illusion. They use mathematical equations and figures to play with perception. Wenner is actually writing a book on the history of this type of art in order to trace it back to ancient times. There are other well known artist that adopted this type of art like Julian Beever Edgar Muller and more.


       Today this type of art is very popular in many contests and also in advertising and publicity believe it or not.
There are also many contests that take place all over the world.

         It is a very interesting form of art that is not on sale since it is available to the public, all you have to do is walk by. It is interesting to remember that art is not just some futile use of a few colors or words like certain people think. It takes a good mathematician to do a 3D Sidewalk painting. I wish those artist the best of luck.

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  1. I like the reversed fireman! Nice pictures Stephanie and amazing persepctive from the artist.