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Amazing Realistic Chalk Art by VeresJanan ,  Jan 9, 2014

Amazing Realistic Chalk Art

Street painting transformed into spectacular performance visual art

Street painting
, also commonly known as pavement art, street art, and sidewalk art, is the performance art of rendering original and non-original artistic designs on pavement such as streets, sidewalks, and town squares with impermanent and semi-permanent materials such as chalk.During the festival artists use mainly chalk as their medium (occasionally special paint) and the road surface as their canvas to create large works of art while the viewer can watch the creative process.[1] The festival is focused around the street artists who are known as Madonnari (singular form: Madonnaro) in Italy because historically, they recreated images of the Madonna. In the United States these artists are called Street Painters, Chalk Artists, Sidewalk Artists, or Pavement Artists. In Germany the title is Stra├čenmaler or Pflastermaler, and in Great Britain the title is Sceevers. The term is derived from the writing style, often Copperplate, that typically accompanied the works of pavement artists since the 1700s. The term screever is most commonly cited as Shakespearean slang dating from around 1500.

Julian Beever and Pavement drawings

Julian Beever is known all over the world for his pavement drawings, more especially his 3D illusions, drawn in a special distortion to create an impression of 3D when seen from one particular viewpoint.

It is a challenge like no other in art, creating a painting of the Madonna on the streets of a medieval Italian hill town in less than 24 hours, watched by a audience of up to 200,000 curious spectators.

Spectacular Chalk Art by Kurt Wenner