I used to overlook most art, because I never really found it in me to take the time to truly look at a piece of art and come to a sense of understanding it. With street art that all changed. I became exposed to it online, sadly I have never seen it in real life, and I just always thought how “cool” this artwork was. I can truly say I was and still am amazed at how incredible these images can be. What I really find fascinating is 3D street art. Through something called anamorphosis the artist manages to create an optical illusion. Basically you stand at an angle and see a picture come up in 3 dimensions. The painting is so surreal, yet looks as if it is truly there. My mind is literally blown by how something is clearly fake, but can look so real. I can honestly say that there is nothing I dislike about this form of art. This type of art kind of reminds me Salvador Dali’s work. I remember looking at his art in grade school looking at the melting clocks and I thought it was so strange, but I can see similar elements in the street art.
It is truly impressive to think that one person is not only creating this huge piece of artwork, but that person has the vision and skill to create something so immense and lifelike on such a large and flat surface.
- How can they create such a masterpiece working so closely to it, essentially in it?
- How long does it take to make a painting that big?
- What type of paint is used?
There is so much mystery surrounding this type of painting to me because its not like one can simply go to an art museum and go to the exhibit on street art.
I also feel like there’s no way to teach this. Obviously one can learn how to draw in a way that a third dimension appears, but you cant take someone and say here’s your canvas, paint away at this road. It really is a stunning form of art that I not only find appealing to my senses, but I want to know more about. I can honestly say I am intrigued and impressed, and I feel this is a form of art that is vastly seen, but not as widely understood. If anything I want to learn how to appreciate all art like 3D street art because I finally took the time to stop and realize the effort and skill required to create such a huge masterpiece.
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