Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Julian Beever chalk art And why can't woman and men get along

Patience is Learn able

Patience is a learnable skill. Even those who have been impatient their entire lives can learn to become more patient. Your present resolve and determination will transform you.

Love Yehuda Lave

Julian Beever is an English chalk artist who has been creating chalk drawings on pavement since the mid-1990s that create the illusion of three dimensions when viewed from the right location. These trompe-l'oeil drawings are created using a projection called anamorphosis and appear to defy the laws of perspective.
Besides the 3D art, Beever paints murals and replicas of the works of masters and oil paintings, and creates collages. He is often hired as a performance artist and to create murals for companies. Beever is interested in advertising and marketing, as well. He has worked in the UK, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Denmark, the USA and Australia.
Julian Beever


Commissioned by Britain's Channel 4 for its Midnight Special during the 1997 general election, Beever chose to draw "Politicians Meeting Their End" outside the Bank of England.
The pavement drawings have included both renderings of old masters plus a wealth of original inventive pieces of work.


People are actually avoiding walking in the "hole"
Julian Beever has made pavement drawings for over ten years. More chalk drawings from Julian Beever. Scroll down slowly and stop at each new frame. Incredible!!!!!

The Hosepipe

Beever's work is so convincing that people swerve to avoid potholes he has drawn in the street.
Girl On Beach Mat
Below is Beever's self-proclaimed best-known drawing, "Swimming-pool on High Street." "My art is for anybody. It's for people who wouldn't go into an art gallery. It's art for the people," explained Beever, when asked why he prefers the pavement to more traditional artistic mediums.


Remember, both his feet in reality are flat on the pavement!
Since 2004 a chain letter containing his art (sometimes mixed with similar art by Kurt Wenner) has been circulating on the Internet.
For more insight please read my hub about Kurt Wenner. You can find a lot of pictures and a video how his art is done in this hub. Enjoy!

Is this the real thing!

No, this is not a cut-and-paste of a real coke bottle in Photoshop. This coke bottle is drawn. In chalk. On pavement. Really incredible, I'm sure you'll agree.
Which is the real guy & which beer is real?
Featured in Treasure Hunting magazine, Beever's mounds of gold were part of a series used by White's Electronics of Inverness, the world's leading metal detector manufacturers based in Inverness, United Kingdom. See the picture below.
Treasure Hunt!


Beever's "Beneath Every Car Park" reveals the hidden treasures buried under our feet. "The important thing for me is to get a photo of it at the end," said Beever. "For me, I'm working toward building a photograph as my end result"

Pavement Picasso

To promote an article written about him in the British newspaper The Sun, Beever drew himself drawing himself. He admits that some people do see his work as graffiti and don't believe it has a place on public streets.

The Artist At Work! The Fountain of Youth.

The Lobster

Beever's "Rescue" was meant to be viewed through an inverting mirror. "I used to do portraits and conventional drawings on the sidewalk," explained Beever. "One day I saw a particular sidewalk where there were rectangles of tiles and that gave me the idea to create [3D drawings]." Beever continued to experiment and eventually realized that "if you could make things go down in the pavement, you could also make them look as if they're coming out of the pavement." Below is the picture.

The Rescue

Below is, "Portable Computer," drawn on the Strand in London. Typically, Beever's drawings take three days to complete and remain as long as the weather and pedestrians permit. However, months of planning and preparation go in to his creations. "When you're working outdoors, you never know what's going to happen -- it can always go wrong. It's a pleasure and relief to get it finished."



Above is the masterpiece, taking inspiration from his tools, Beever constructs his own rendition of a Rembrandt. The full effect of Beever's work is truly appreciated only when viewed through the wide-angle lens on his camera. To construct these masterpieces, Beever painstakingly double checks each stroke through that lens to make sure it achieves the desired effect. "It's very hard work but running about between the camera and the drawing keeps me warm, and I just keep aiming at my final result," he said.

Post Modern

It looks like a piece of the pavement has been taken out.
Many of his creations are optical illusions, such as this one, where Julian appears to be perched on a ledge, waiting for Batman and Robin to climb the building and rescue him.
In reality, there is just pavement in front of him, and the street below together with the expectant crowd, plus the blazing building below him, are all tricks played on the eye (a modern example of trompe l'oeil - a French term that means literally 'trick the eye').
An absolutely insane chalk drawing on the pavement. Batman an Robin are going to save a man from a burning building. Don't you get high anxiety when you look at this drawing ? Note the level of details : the real pavement is actually casting a "shadow" on the buildings below it.

Friendly Neighbourhood

Spiderman, Spiderman!

Beneath Every Street

Beneath Every Street! Beever's "Beneath Every Street" unearths the mechanics behind the luxuries the Western world takes for granted every day.

The Fly Killer


Time to take bath now!
Some images of the street drawing
on the Flickr site are attributed to
Julian Beever when the actual artist
is Kurt Wenner (www.kurtwenner.com).
You'll notice that Kurt's artwork has
a much more classical flavor to it than
Julian's. That being said, both artists
are incredibly talented. You can also
refer to the hub Awesome Kurt Wenner
Check it out!

Latest Works

Ok. Now you must be real bored scrolling down all this way. Although I have many more in my collection, I will stop this with one last picture. Thank you for your patience and support. Please do not forget to comment. Do you know that Julian also makes fine art paintings?

Tired, Need a drink now!

Placing the Orders. This one was published in The Daily Mail on Christmas Eve 2007
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Anamorphic Breakfast. This drawing is, unusually, on paper. It was featured on NBC's Today show
a colony of leaf-cutter ants builds a bridge
This drawing was the subject of Episode 1 of the Gallery HD television series Concrete Canvas shown in the USA.
Feeding the fish.
Eiffel Tower. This drawing in Paris was the subject of Episode 8 of the Gallery HD television series Concrete Canvas shown in the USA.
This drawing in Amsterdam is thought to be the first anamorphic still-life ever to be drawn on a pavement. The real-life arrangement was set up in situ.
Superheroes III - A Transformers robot leaves the New York subway.

Why Can't We Get Along?

Understanding the Male/Female Dynamic

By Rochel Holzkenner

Jacob: Sara, what shall I buy you for your fiftieth birthday? Would you like a new Cartier?
Sara: No, not really.
Jacob: Let's take a trip to Paris!"
Sara: No, thanks.
Jacob: How about we finally get that yacht…
Sara: No, no!
Jacob: Sara, tell me what would make you happy?
Sara: A divorce.
Jacob: Well, I wasn't thinking of spending that much.

If we were meant to be biological partners, shouldn't it be easy to work as a team?Today's divorce rate is high. But while the divorce rate has been gradually increasing with each passing decade, making marriage work has never been easy. Somewhere in the beginning of my marriage, my mentor told me unequivocally: "Marriage is not for the feeble and weak-kneed." It takes a lot of focus and resolution to get along.
But why should it be so hard? If G‑d created men and women as a match then shouldn't marriage be a smooth and natural transition? If we were meant to be biological partners, shouldn't it be easy to work as a team?
Five hundred years ago, a Talmudic scholar and Jewish mystic addressed this very question. His name was Judah Lowe, better known simply as the Maharal. Born in 1520, he served as the rabbi of Prague for most of his life.
What would a 16th century rabbi understand about a modern marriage, one based upon equality and individualism? More than we'd think. In his fascinating commentary to the Torah, the Maharal picks up and examines an unusual phrase in the beginning of Genesis (2:18): "It is not good that man is alone; I shall make him a helpmate opposite him."
After creating man, G‑d decides that it's time to create a woman, and before doing so He expresses the dynamic of their relationship: "a helpmate opposite him." This description is a classic oxymoron; a "helpmate" implies assistance, while "opposite him" implies resistance.
The Maharal sees in these words a very telling instruction about the intent of marriage. A person, he writes, can be a helpmate to his parents, for example, but shouldn't ever stand to oppose them. "But a woman," he continues, "who is of equal value and importance to a man, will help him and oppose him."
Perhaps she can help him by opposing and challenging his viewpoint at times. Disagreements in marriage can be a real exercise in humility and maturity and force us to transcend our subjectivity. If we embrace the discomfort of the dispute we can come out with a lot more than a wounded ego.
We grow when our opinions are challenged. The Talmud tells us about two great sages, Rabbi Yochanan and Reish Lakish. They were close friends and study partners (brothers-in-law, too). When Reish Lakish died, Rabbi Yochanan mourned him so deeply that he was unable to be consoled. Without his study partner he could not go on with life. Rabbi Yochanan's students begged him to return to the study hall and study with them. Rabbi Yochanan agreed and his students were relieved. But Rabbi Yochanan was not consoled; he cried out loud saying, "Alas! When I laid out my initial proposition you showed me numerous supporting proofs for my argument—but when I learned with Reish Lakish he would bring the same amount of arguments to disprove the validity of my argument."
We grow when our opinions are challenged.
And then the Maharal brings a second understanding of the words:
A woman's power, he says, is the direct opposite of a man's. When two opposing powers join into one force, an entirely new force emerges, one that has much more intensity than either one individually. If peace and unity prevail between the male and female energy, then the two are indeed very lucky.
It's not only about tolerance and humility, it's about utilizing differences to create a powerful team. In my mind I see it as the weight and thrust dynamic used to launch a rocket. The tug-of-war of forces propels the rocket out of its native atmosphere and into a whole new orbit.
So maybe it's okay to be opposite, and even to challenge one another. After all, woman was created as the helpmate opposite him.
By Rochel Holzkenner

Rochel is a mother of four children and the co-director of Chabad of Las Olas, Fla., serving the community of young professionals. She is a high-school teacher and a freelance writer—and a frequent contributor to Chabad.org. She lectures extensively on topics of Kabbalah and feminism, and their application to everyday life. Rochel holds an MS in Brain Research from Nova SE University.