For me art has never really been a part of me. I never really got interested in looking at art pieces or learning about it. Once I saw 3D street art on social media it got me intrigued. It is interesting how these artist can manipulate an image to make it look like it is popping out onto the street. Not only manipulating the image, but creating fun designs to make it interactive with the audience. This type of art is fun to look at and brings excitement to life when I look at it.
The image of the Terracotta Army by artist Leon Keer was created because of his inspiration behind one of China’s biggest tourist attractions. Not only did he bring a bit of history back into the streets, but made it more childish by making the soldiers Legos. I picked the image of the horse because I thought it showed beauty. The scenery behind the horse and all the detailed lines to show the muscles on the animal is impression. I also like the artist made it look like the horse is running towards you. I picked the other two images because I liked how fun and interactive they were.
Street painting had originated in Italy in the 16th Century. The artist that began to decorate the streets of Italy were called madonnari. These artists were known to travel and for painting religious pictures in the cities. They would use tools such as chalk, brick, charcoal, and colored stones. They began to seek recognition for their street paintings after World War II. The artist of street painting began to grow after the 19th century moving into London. Kurt Wenner was the first American Artist to join the Italian madonnari. Wenner had introduced Italian street painting to the United States once he came back from painting streets in Rome in 1982. He started the first street painting festival in 1986 called I Maddonari Masterpieces. Sense the I Maddonari Masterpieces festival street painting has grown exponentially with 50-100 Street painting festivals in the United States and this art form moving to other countries worldwide.
Kurt Wenner was the first artist to create anamorphic paintings in 1984. He did this by combining what he had learned about traditional street painting with his own understanding of illusions. He created the 3D street paintings by adjusting the geometry of the image to create a rise and fall illusion into the ground. He has also transitioned the traditional 3D art to be more interactive with his viewers. 3D art was a widespread artistic movement, which has become a global phenomenon.
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