Julian Beever, Kurt Wenner and Tracy Lee Stum are artist who have been creating trompe-l’œil chalk drawings on pavement surfaces since the early-1990s. Trompe-l’œil is the art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects appear in three dimensions. They use a projection technique called anamorphosis to create the illusion of three dimensions when viewed from the correct angle. It is often possible to position a person within the image as if they were interacting with the scene. Personally I’m amazed by this type of art and I hope you will well inspired and impressed as well. A good way for creative people to create an online portfolio is to use WordPress Photography Themes.
Beever first designs his work on paper. Once finalized a camera is placed at a distance from the art on the pavement which he returns to in order to observe the image through the lens a number of times, as the camera’s wide angled lens can create an optical illusion which distorts the actual size of objects, which aides in maintaining perspective. The result is amazing and the illusion breathtaking. Let’s see Beever in action and some of his work.
Kurt Wenner born in Ann Arbor, Michigan is an artist best known for his realistic street painting and chalk murals using the projection technique anamorphosis. He was employed by NASA as an illustrator to create conceptual paintings of future space projects and extraterrestrial landscapes. In 1982, he left NASA, sold all of his belongings, and moved to Italy to study art.
Born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Tracy began drawing as soon as she could hold a crayon in her hand. She studied privately as a child and completed a 4 year Bachelor’s degree program at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She continued her studies in naturalism at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy.
Tracy began street painting in 1998 and is considered by Madonnari peers, festival directors and viewers among the finest street painters today. Tracy has participated as an invited featured artist in many festivals and events in the US and internationally where her paintings have won numerous awards & accolades – she currently holds a Guinness World Record for the largest street painting by an individual, which was set in 2006. Tracy’s work is also featured in the book ‘3D Street Art’, by Birgit Krols, Tectum Publishing, 2010.
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