20 Nov 2011

Modern day Maddonari!

Kurt Wenner - Waterloo train station, London

Edgar Muller - The Crevasse, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

I'm attracted to 3D street paintings, AKA illusionist art or pavement chalk drawings. The genre of paintings originated in the 16th century when Italian Renaissance Madonnari and French trompe l’oeil painters created murals to decorate luxurious villas and cathedrals.
Joe Hill - Canary Wharf, London - largest surface area 3D painting in the world
Duality, Moscow

It's interesting how the popularity of this art form has not gone unnoticed by well-known brands, such as Coke and Easy Jet, who have innovatively incorporated it into their advertising to create awareness for their products.