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Amazing Illusions…

Julian Beever

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Is this the real thing? Julian Beever poses with his chalk art

Is this the real thing? Julian Beever poses with his chalk art.

Julian Beever is a British chalk artist who makes 3D chalk drawings on pavement using a projection called anamorphism that creates the illusion, or Trompe-l’oeil (French for ‘deception of the eye’). His street paintings appear to defy the laws of perspective.

boat

Besides the 3D art, Julian paints murals and replicas of the works of masters. Also, he is often hired as a performance artist and to create murals for companies. Julian is into advertising and marketing, as well. He has worked in the U.K., Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Germany, the USA and Australia.

Since 2004 a chain letter containing his art (sometimes mixed with similar art by Kurt Wenner) has been circulating the Internet. Many people have speculated that his work is a result of digital photo editing. These images are actually authentic. 

The illusion of the Portable Computer

drawn on The Strand, London.

SonyVaio

Swimming-Pool at High Street.

Swimming

Here we see the Swimming-Pool, drawn in

Glasgow, Scotland, but viewed from the “wrong” side.

These drawings only work from one viewpoint

otherwise the image appears strangely distorted.

wrong pool

Another great one…

BatmanRobin

Visit Julian Beever’s work on this site for additional astounding visual illusions!  His official site is at times not working….

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