Sunday, December 13, 2009
Can you imagine what is it?? Nothing but the street paintings its true....Street painting, also commonly known as street art, is the activity of rendering artistic designs on pavement such as streets, sidewalks, and town squares with impermanent materials.
Street painting has been recorded throughout Europe since the 16th century. Street painters in Italy are called madonnari because they often created pictures representing the Madonna. In England they are called screevers.In 1972 the first International Street Painting Competition was held in Grazie di Curtatone, Italy. The goal of the competition was to record and publicize the work of the last practitioners of this traditional art form. The eldest painters were already in their 90s. The 1972 festival resulted in national recognition of the validity of the art form, causing a new generation of street painters to emerge.
The first street painter in the US was Sidewalk Sam, who began painting in the streets of Boston in 1973.Over the past decades various artists have developed new styles based on the work of artists such as Andrea Mantegna, M. C. Escher, Michelangelo, Hans Holbein and others. Today this work is called anamorphic or 3D, although in the past it was called one-point perspective.