Art Wednesday - By request
Chalk art (or Pavement Art) takes hours, and only for a few hours. After all that hard work, the only evidences left is a photo. I do wonder why they don't do murals instead which is permanent. I have selected two chalk artists today, one is known as "The Chalk Guy" or Edgar Mueller and the other is Julian Beever an English artist. Both are amazing.
The thing that makes these works so clever is the uniquely three-dimensional anamorphic drawings. According to Beever, his paintings are drawn in perspective and distorted so the subject can be viewed properly only from one particular viewpoint. For those who are standing in the right place, his chalk drawings invite them to step right into the scene or, in the case of the artist's well-known Swimming Pool in the High Street, dive right into the water. Beever says that "Weather and police officers are the main obstacles to work around when doing pavement art.
The Chalk Guy - Edgar Mueller
Julian Beever - English chalk artist
Send you children out to draw on the concrete - you may be surprised at what they produce!!
Thanks Clara for suggesting these -
this one was a very interesting to research.Does anyone else want to suggest an artist that I could cover?