Monday, February 23, 2009
NOT FOR THOSE WITH VERTIGO!
Street artist Edgar Müller and his team took five days to create this mind-blowing optical illusion, called Ice Age, in Dún Laoghaire for the port town's Festival of World Cultures last August. Perspective lines drawn away from a single viewpoint give the painting the impression of being three-dimensional. Müller, 40, said that this type of street art had not been around for very long, even though the technique had been used by artists on other surfaces for centuries. The German explained: "Three-dimensional street painting itself is a very new art form which only a handful of people do worldwide. Its nature is to trick people's eyes and show them a new 'reality'. "The technique itself is called anamorphism and has been known since the Middle Ages. It was used by famous painters like Michelangelo, da Vinci and others in their murals." The artist's previous works include a German high street apparently riven by a lava chasm and a walkway transformed into a rock-strewn waterfall.
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