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?


  1. Impressive!!I love this art, thanks for sharing it with us.

    Have a great afternoon :)

  2. I hadn't heard of the second one! They're both so talented. Some of them really look absolutely REAL! It seems to me it would be better to do it as something more permanent too - if it were me doing the art, I would be SO disappointed when it got washed away with rain or something.

  3. Just awesome...I am calling my 15 year old in again to read you post and see these...just great.
    We watched Mary Poppins the other night and they had chalk drawings that they jumped this timing is great.

    All that work and then rain.

  4. Oh my so loved we are going to see if we can find a coffee table book of these artist for my son's 25 birthday...thanks!

  5. Hi Janette - This is the book by Julian Beever on is work "Pavement Chalk Artist
    The Three-Dimensional Drawings"

    Clara - I'm with you, these are very large pieces of work that must take days to do - crazy!!

  6. WOW!!! How amazing!!
    I have a lousy head for heights and I'd have a problem walking over those images.
    They are so believable!
    Some people have been given astounding artistic gifts :-)
    I have to show these to my family - they'll love them!
    bless you, Jo.

  7. These are absolutely amazing - I cannot even imagine how he does this! I would be afraid to walk on the one that looks like a big ice crater!



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