The Madrid premiere of Batman: Dark Knight Rises, also the European launch, saw Julian Beever bringing Gotham City to life on the pavements of Madrid. The Madrid premiere also celebrated the release of the new Batman in all of it’s 70mm IMAX glory, and played on the biggest of big screens inside the cinema, outside, Gotham City photo opportunities.
Beever is well known for his 3D perspective chalk art works, they draw the passer-by in and place them right in the middle of the scene, usually a dramatic and stunning backdrop. The Dark Knight Rises work was no different, with the lines for the cinema passing by the illusion creating chalk art. The seemingly impossible scene sure to captivate the captive audience.
Julian Beever’s specialty is the illusion of forced perspective or 3D chalk art, a talent put to stunning results on the streets of Madrid. The 3D art work portrays a troubled Gotham city ablaze with the Batman symbol. A dark and massive piece Gotham city seems to live beneath the pavements of Madrid. Beever literally beavers away for days on these large projects, see the previous article ‘Julian Beever On The Chalky Streets’ for time-lapse examples and more information
This is not the first Batman inspired art work by Beever, in 1996 he also prepared a scene with the dynamic duo, Batman and Robin climbing the side of a building. His massive chalk art works actually cover every subject matter and genre, from dark demonic impressionists works to the amazing Transformers work that took 4 days and a massive team. Beever has built an impressive catelogue of work.
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