Master Street Painters
What fun it is to share this next unusual talent with you readers. I was forwarded some photos of work by Julian Beever. Though the medium I am impressed with, pavement paintings, is not associated with fine art, given a bit of scrutiny you can certainly appreciate his genius. I would love to see a piece of his work in person, especially one like Make Poverty History. (Be sure and look at both pictures.) This work is an example of an anamorphic illusion. This technique is credited to China and was brought to Italy in the 1500s. It has been used on a smaller scale since the Renaissance. It was used by artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Hans Holbein the Younger. While looking into Julian Beever, I also ran across an American artist who does pavement drawings. His name is Kurt Wenner. His works are typically more classical in style, but are also amazing.