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  • Publisher: Fil Rouge Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 June 2011
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9780956438225
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 190x230 mm
  • Illustrations: 200
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: £18.99
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Sidewalk Canvas

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Chalk Pavement Art at Your Feet by Julie Kirk-Purcell

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Book Description

Sidewalk Canvas is the first book to explore the fascinating art of street painting, where colourful pastels are substituted for paint and the pavement for canvas.

In cities throughout the world you will find pavements decorated with intriguing temporary artworks. This art form originated in Italy during the 16th century, where vagabond artists painted religious pictures directly on the paved public squares, using chalk and charcoal. Packed with vibrant examples from leading international street painters, Sidewalk Canvas includes magical 3D illusions, faithful renderings of, and amusing twists on the old masters, as well as original compositions - which are literally mind-blowing. It also includes insights into how street paintings are executed, where to find them, and practical, step-by-step advice on how to create them.

Includes work from leading practitioners in the art, creating a permanent gallery of great works for those who love street painting
Provides inspirational and practical advice for aspiring artists, art educators, event organisers, and fans of street painting

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Includes work from leading practitioners in the art, creating a permanent gallery of great works for those who love street painting
Provides inspirational and practical advice for aspiring artists, art educators, event organisers, and fans of street painting

About the Author

About Julie Kirk-Purcell

Julie Kirk-Purcell is an internationally acclaimed street painting artist and a professor of art at Irvine Valley College, California.

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