Julian Beever paints in 3D


Anamorphic illusions drawn in a special distortion in order to create an impression of 3 dimensions when seen from one particular viewpoint.

Julian Beever is a very special painter. He has mastered the technique of anamorphic painting, which he applies to pavement paintings to render awesome, stunning images that pop out of the floor. Anamorphic painting has been used since the Renaissance; great examples are the ceiling and cuppola of St. Ignatius, by Andrea Pozzo, in Rome, or “The ambassadors“, by Holbein. However, what I like of Julian Beever is not only that he literally brings the technique to the streets, but also the sense of humour that he shows when he poses with his paintings.

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9 thoughts on “Julian Beever paints in 3D”

  1. can i just say, these are the most amzing thing i have ever seen, ausome, cant wait to show my young daugjter who really likes art and drawing, even though shes only 7.
    she will love em.

  2. That is just amazing… All I can say is wow, I didn’t know what was real and what was drawing for some of them… WOW, just wish I could see some of these in real life.. hoepfully next trip to London

  3. Tres beau travail, come to MOntreal during summer festivals, u will make $$$ people like this here

  4. He’s totally great, awesome, increadible ….its like using illusions to make something look much more real.. I just hope he could also make some paintings here in the Philippines particularly here in Davao city ..

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