Pavement Picasso

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NEW CHALK ART FROM JULIAN BEEVER


He just keeps getting better.
Julian Beever-  Pavement Picasso

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Julian Beever is an English artist who’s famous for his anamorphic art
on the pavements of  England ,  France ,
Germany,  USA ,  Australia and  Belgium
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Beever gives an amazing illusion to his drawings, so that the objects appear to be three dimensional
rather than flat as they actually are.
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Hard to believe that the little boy is standing flat on the pavement!

Julian admits that some people see his work as graffiti, and don’t feel it has a place on public streets.
Happily, he says, he mostly receives a positive reaction and people like and enjoy his art.
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Did you spot tiny Julian Beever on the Top of the Bottle?

The 3D aspect to his work came much later while he was working in  Brussels .
“I decided to get into 3D after seeing the effect of tiles being removed from the street
and later trying to recreate the sense of depth in a drawing.”

PEOPLE AVOID THE HOLE

PEOPLE AVOID THE HOLE

EVERYTHING IS FAKE, EVEN THE HOSE AND WATER

EVERYTHING IS FAKE, EVEN THE HOSE AND WATER

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THERE IS NO HOLE IN THIS PAVEMENT

THERE IS NO HOLE IN THIS PAVEMENT

“Today I’m drawing Felix the Cat gate-crashing the Chinese New Year of the dog.
He’s popping put of the ground in a Chinese dragon costume.”

CHINESE DRAGON WITH FELIX THE CAT

CHINESE DRAGON WITH FELIX THE CAT

POLITICIANS GET SUCKED INTO A PIT

POLITICIANS GET SUCKED INTO A PIT

BABY FOOD

BABY FOOD

BABY FOOD VIEWED FROM THE OPPOSITE SIDE

BABY FOOD VIEWED FROM THE OPPOSITE SIDE


“Once I realised you could make things go down, I realised you could make them appear to go up
and I began experimenting.”

"MAKE POVERTY HISTORY" --- SIDE VIEW --- 40 FT. LONG

"MAKE POVERTY HISTORY" --- SIDE VIEW --- 40 FT. LONG

FRONT VIEW

FRONT VIEW

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Art for the people.
“My art is for anybody, it’s for people who wouldn’t go into an art gallery. It’s art for the people.”
“Art shouldn’t be locked away in galleries and libraries and books. Art should be for everybody
and not just art buffs, historians and so-called experts.”
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Julian works in chalk, so his art, which takes up to
3 days to complete, is there only as long as the elements allow.
“If it rains it means I’ve done a lot of hard work for nothing, but I usually manage to avoid that.”

VISIT WITH SANTA

VISIT WITH SANTA

The important thing for me is to get a photo of it at
the end. For me, I’m working towards building a photograph as my end result,
and if I get that I’m happy.”
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“The secret is to set up a camera on a tripod and
keep it in one spot and check every mark you make.  It’s really just playing with perspective to make it
appear different to what it really is.”

JULIAN BEEVER --- SELF-PORTRAIT

JULIAN BEEVER --- SELF-PORTRAIT


I am headed back up to Maine.  You know the drill: not much Internet, the television stays off for most of the time and I try my darnedest to let go of politics.  I don’t know if I will be successful in that endeavor, but check back because I am planning a photo essay or two.

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One Response to “Pavement Picasso”

  1. Natalie R Says:

    WOW WOW DOUBLE WOW. Those are the MOST amazing 3D picture sidewalk art I have EVER ever seen. Around my city they used to have a guy by the same of Sidwalk Sam who drew sidewalk art. He was wonderful but these are even MORE amazing. I never thought I would see any to top his but now I have. The creativity is ASTOUNDING; simply wonderful.

    I am always overwhelmed by those whose intellect and/or creativity goes beyond good and is genius. There IS a difference. I know it when I see it. There is a magical line between good and the excellence. Sometimes when artists, writers, poets, editorialists, sports figures etc. such as the Julian Beevers and Picassos, Einsteins, Rembrant, Maya Angelous, Paul Krugman Maureen Dowd, Frank Rich, Dickens, Michael Jordan, to name a tiny few, reach the pinnacle of success it is for a damn good reason! There is that intangible something between them and most of us who are within the boundaries of normal. Truly I envy their greatness. Sometimes a genetic roll of the dice gives you not just a good hand but a great one.

    Speaking of great the death toll this year keeps mounting. Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary fame was one of the best for her time. She with a few others were there at the edge of a movement the effects of which we see even today.

    I count a lot of losses of the greats this year and the famous including Walter Cronkite, Ted Kennedy, Patrick Swayze, Farah Faucett, John Updike, Andrew Wyeth, and yes, with SOME reservation Michael Jackson. I know I have missed others too many to mention.

    I do feel that some who have made my world a better place can never be REplaced and I will always miss them. Some were lost before their time. I count the David Halberstams, Boston talk show host and intellect supreme David, Brudnoy, Karl Sagan, Walter Cronkite, Pavoriti, James Dean, Tim Russet, Peter Jennings, Dr. Judah Folkman and my personal hero FDR yes even with some of his frailties because no one is perfect, on MY list of excellence whose loss makes or made my world and many other worlds dimmer.

    The world still turns and life goes on — sometimes it seems a little too fast for my taste!

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