In the recent Fooling the Eye post, I discussed the trompe o'oeil (visual deception in painting) work of Washington muralist Eric Grohe. The eminent orthopedic surgeon, David Caldwell of Sante Fe, has put me on to another wonderful artist who engages in this business of what I call "eye-foolery."
That artist is the English, Belgium-based Julian Beever. I'm especially taken by Beever's street paintings that use the technique anamorphosis. (Anamorphic illusions are drawn in a special distortion in order to create an impression of three dimensions when seen from one particular viewpoint.) This is Julian's site; check him out. I've included a few of his paintings; his site has many more. Again, all of these images are two-dimensions painted right on the street! Have fun viewing them. I sure did.