50 More Breathtaking 3d Street Art (paintings)

3d Street Art paintings have been around since the sixteenth century when Italian Renaissance Madonnari and French trompe l’oeil (French for ‘deceive the eye’) painters created stunning murals to decorate the interior walls of luxurious villas. 3d art can also trace it’s routes further back to ancient Greek days when painter Zeuxius (born around 464BC) painted a still life painting so convincing that birds flew down from the sky to peck at the painted grapes. The magic of 3d is created by painting a 2d picture and viewing it from a specific angle to capture the right perspective.

In the twenty first century 3d street art has become incredibly popular, fueled by the internet’s capability to distribute photographs around the world at lightning speed and the use of the art by Brands to create innovative and talked about subtle advertising. 3d Street Artist’s have become famous for producing breathtaking design’s and in this article we are going to feature some of their latest and most awe-inspiring pictures.

Duality – Second of three ‘cave’ projects. Moscow, Russia.

Star Mild. Bandung Indonesia.

Street Advertising Services (SAS)

Shelterbox. London, England.

Dolphin. London, England.

Swans. London, England.

TV Tiger, Berlin, Germany.

Max Rules! Abu dhabi, UAE.

Celebrating the release of Jamie Cullum’s new album. London, England.

Brandon Trust bridge. Bristol, England.

Jameson’s Cult Film Club. Liverpool, England.

Jameson’s Cult Film Club. Manchester, England.

A4e Road Trip. Wolverhampton, England.

Unilever, Magnum Ice Cream. Essex, England.

Ikea. London, England.

English Heritage. Newcastle, England.

Ropey bridge. London, England.



. London, England.

London this way. Bath, England.

Put the Kettle on. London, England.

Dirty Sewer. Manchester, England.

Manfred Stader

Swimming Pool. Lodz, Poland.

Jinro, a Korean drink. Seoul, Korea.


Ericsson. Vilnius, Lithiuania.

Lincoln Mercury TV advert. Los Angeles, USA.


Convention – Need for Speed. Leipzig, Germany.

Created for Green Week. Brussels, Belgium.

BMW. Berlin, Germany.

Awareness for Maritime Week. Brussels, Belgium.

Anti-AIDS campaign. Oslo, Norway.

Waterfall in airport. Amsterdam, Netherland.

Julian Beever

Crab Catching. London, England.

Santa Claus. London, England.

Two Worlds.

Accident Railway Station. Zurich, Switzerland.

Accident Building site. Vienna, Austria.

Slate Whiskey. Glasgow, England.

Portable Computer. London, England.

Bank. London, England.

Rescue- Fireman is climbing down into the real world. London, England.

Ballantines. Montevideo, Uruguay.

Beneath every street. London, England.

Coke. London, England.

Tracy Lee Stum

Cliffs of Curacao. Curacao.

Really hot Asphalt. Florida, USA.

Mousetrap. Florida, USA.

F1 Car at the Singapore Grand Prix. Singapore.

Caution Steep Grade E3 Expo. Los Angeles, USA.

National Train Day. California, USA.

Lions Gate. China.

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10 Amazing Works of Art that are Lost Forever

The Colossus of Rhodes: Lost in an Earthquake
The Colossus of Rhodes: Lost in an Earthquake

The Colossus of Rhodes was an enormous statue of the Greek Titan Helios, the personification of the sun, which was built in the Greek city of Rhodes by Chares of Lindos between 292 and 280 BC. This massive statue stood nearly one hundred feet high and rested on a fifty-foot high marble pedestal. This masterpiece is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

The striking bronze Colossus took over twelve years to build, and it stood facing the city of Rhodes for over fifty-six years before an earthquake hit the city, collapsing the statue into hundreds of pieces, where they have lain for centuries.

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Picasso’s “The Painter”: Lost in a Plane Crash
Picasso's 'The Painter': Lost in a Plane Crash

This signed 1963 Collotype called “Le Peintre” (The Painter), by famed artist Pablo Picasso, was lost in the crash of Swissair Flight 111 off Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on September 2, 1998. In addition to this painting, which was valued at about one-and-a-half million dollars, the plane’s shipment also contained almost a half a billion dollars worth of precious diamonds and other jewels.

En route from JFK airport in New York City to Geneva, Switzerland, the pilots sent a distress signal and were attempting to make an emergency landing in Nova Scotia when the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all two hundred and twenty-nine souls on board. Though ninety-eight percent of the plane was recovered from the water, only about twenty centimeters of the Picasso work were located, and the jewels were nowhere to be found. (Source | Photo)

Fourteen Paintings by Gustav Klimt: Destroyed by Nazis
Fourteen Paintings by Gustav Klimt: Destroyed by Nazis

Pictured above: “Schubert at the Piano” (1899).

Gustav Klimt was a prominent Austrian symbolist painter whose work often focused on the female form. Serena Lederer was a wealthy Viennese art patron who collected fourteen of Klimt’s paintings. Lederer sent her collection to the Schloss Immendorf museum for safe keeping in 1943. Nevertheless, the collection was lost when the retreating Nazi party set Schloss Immendorf on fire in 1945.

Works ranging from 1898’s “Musik II” to 1917’s “Gastein,” as well as the famed Vienna Ceiling Paintings, were destroyed in the fire. (Source | Photo)

Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies”: Destroyed by Fire
Claude Monet's 'Water Lilies': Destroyed by Fire

Claude Monet, a founder of the French impressionist movement, created several beautiful water lily paintings beginning in 1883. New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) was thrilled to acquire two of these paintings in 1957, only to have them both destroyed a mere one year later.

On April 15, 1958, a fire on the second floor of MoMA destroyed an eighteen-foot-long “Water Lilies” painting, along with a smaller (but still large) version of water lilies. Apparently, the fire was started when workmen who were installing an air conditioning unit took a smoking break near paint cans, sawdust, and a canvas drop cloth, igniting the canvas. The fire spread rapidly.

One worker was killed in the fire and several firefighters suffered from smoke inhalation. Museum staff tried valiantly to save as many paintings as possible, but between the fire, the water damage, and the destruction caused by firefighters who worked to control the blaze, the large “Water Lilies” painting was a total loss. For three years, the museum tried to restore the smaller of the two paintings, but in 1961 it declared that the work was also damaged beyond repair. (Source | Photo)

Sutherland’s Portrait of Winston Churchill: Destroyed by Churchill’s Wife
Sutherland's Portrait of Winston Churchill: Destroyed by Churchill's Wife

In 1954, Graham Sutherland was commissioned to paint a full-length portrait of Sir Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, that was presented to Churchill at a public ceremony on his eightieth birthday. Sutherland was a modernist painter with a reputation for capturing the “real” side of his subjects. Instead of depicting Churchill as stately, Sutherland painted him as he truly looked, and apparently neither Churchill nor his wife liked the painting.

After the public presentation in 1954, the painting was taken to his country home at Chartwell but was never displayed. It wasn’t until Lady Churchill died in 1977 that the truth was discovered; she had destroyed the painting shortly after it was delivered. (Source | Photo)

Michelangelo’s “Leda and the Swan”: Simply Disappeared
Michelangelo's 'Leda and the Swan': Simply Disappeared

This painting of “Leda and the Swan” was created circa 1530 by Michelangelo. The story goes that Michelangelo gave the painting to his friend and student, Antonio Mini, who took it to France. Mini may have sold the painting, because it was last seen in the royal collection at Fontainebleau in the early 1530s. The court painter, Rosso Fiorentino, painted a copy of it, which is the only existing version that remains. (Source | Photo)

John Banvard’s Mississippi River Panorama: Cut into Pieces
John Banvard's Mississippi River Panorama: Cut into Pieces

The work above is another of Banvard’s paintings.

John Banvard was an American panorama and portrait painter. Banvard’s magnum opus was a huge panorama of the Mississippi River Valley. In 1840, the artist spent months traveling up and down the river in a boat, sketching the scenery. He then transferred the sketches to an enormous canvas.

The finished work measured twelve feet high by a mile and a half long. The massive panorama was advertised as the “three-mile canvas,” (a slight exaggeration), and was brought on a tour of the entire United States. Towards the end of the 19th century, the panorama was cut into several pieces for storage, and the pieces have never been recovered. (Source | Photo)

Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Painter on His Way to Work”: Destroyed by Fire
Vincent Van Gogh's 'The Painter on His Way to Work': Destroyed by Fire

Vincent Van Gogh created nearly two thousand works of art in his lifetime; this is one of just six of his paintings that we know are lost forever. “The Painter on his Way to Work” was housed in the Kaiser-Friedrich Museum in Berlin before being destroyed by fire during World War II.

This is one of Van Gogh’s many self-portraits, depicting the artist laden with painting supplies on the road to Montmajour in 1888. (Source | Photo)

Antoine Watteau’s “Spring”: Lost, Found, then Destroyed
Antoine Watteau's 'Spring':  Lost, Found, then Destroyed

Antoine Watteau was a French painter who lived in the early 1700s. Circa 1716, Watteau painted a series of seasonal images for Pierre Crozat, among them Spring (Printemps), Autumn, Winter, and Summer. Of these four paintings, only one remains today. “Spring” was rediscovered in 1964, only to be destroyed by fire two years later, and “Autumn” and “Winter” have never been found.

Incidentally, another of Watteau’s works, “La Surprise,” (circa 1718) was found during an insurance evaluation in 2007. The oil painting was sold at auction on July 8, 2008 for 15 million Euros, setting a world record price for a painting by Watteau. (Source 1 | Source 2 | Photo)

Johannes Vermeer’s “The Concert”: Stolen by Thieves
Johannes Vermeer's 'The Concert': Stolen by Thieves

In one of the most famous art heists in history, Johannes Vermeer’s “The Concert,” valued at around two hundred million dollars, is considered to be the most valuable stolen work of art in the world. In 1990, two thieves disguised as police officers stole thirteen pieces of art from the Isabelle Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston. None of the Gardner Museum’s missing works have surfaced since they were stolen.

30 Amazing Large Scale Street Art Murals From Around The World

1. Ordes, Spain

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2. Murcia, Spain

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3. Atlanta, USA

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4. Katowice, Poland

Image Credits: escif

5. Boston, USA

Image Credits: Os Gemeos


6. UK

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7. Pittsburgh, USA

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8. Arhus, Denmark

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9. Lisbon, Portugal

Image Credits: sam3

10. Bristol, UK

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11. Bydgoszcz, Poland

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12. Warsaw, Poland

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13. Lyon, France

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14. Valencia, Spain

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15. Krakow, Poland

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16. Moscow, Russia

Image Credits: Alexandre Farto

17. Lodz, Poland

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18. Baltimore, USA

Image Credits: hargo

19. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

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20. Mexico, Mexico

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21. Murcia, Spain

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22. New York City, USA

Image Credits: Os Gemeos

23. Madrid, Spain

Image Credits: sam3

24. Besançon, France

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25. Lofoten, Norway

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26. Vienna, Austria

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27. New York, USA

Image Credits: Eduardo Kobra

28. Dublin, Ireland

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29. Agde, France

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30. Berlin, Germany

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28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings

Street art is usually meant to disrupt its environment and to capture our attention, but the artists on this list practice a special technique that makes their artist even more eye-catching and playful – they tailor their art to its surroundings so that their (usually) 2D paintings seem to interact with their 3D surroundings.

It would seem to me like the most difficult part of creating works like these might be the fact that each must be created for a specific site or even temporary circumstance. You can’t just paint a stencil or art piece wherever you find a good spot. Their ability to think of these wonderful pieces also speaks to these artists’ wild imaginations – where we see a vine and a brick wall or a railing, these artists see the opportunity to create something that will make us think or make us smile.

There are artists who make work like this their MO. Oak Oak, Banksy, and Ernestas Zacharevičius are just a few examples of artists who regularly create awesome “interactive” street art – interactive in the sense that it interacts directly with its environment and somewhat less directly with us, the observers.

Street artists aren’t the only ones who realize the value behind artwork that interacts with its surroundings – these brilliant ambient advertisements were also designed with this goal in mind.

Have you noticed a piece of street art in your neighborhood that cleverly uses its surroundings? If so, be sure to submit it at the bottom of this post!

Face Of The City, Toronto, Canada


Image credits: fauxreel

The Legend of Giants, Białystok, Poland


Image credits: Natalia Rak

World Going Down The Drain, Spain


Image credits: pejac

Calvin & Hobbes, France


Image credits: Oak Oak

Satellite Dishes, Birmingham, UK


Image credits: Davyd Samuels

Bruce Lee, Saint Etienne, France


Image credits: Oak Oak

Sluggo On The Street


Image credits: David Zinn

UK Flags, London, UK


Image credits: banksy

Pom Pom Girl


Image credits: Sandrine Boulet

Spiderman, France


Image credits: Oak Oak



Image credits: 6emeia.com


La Caravane Passe, France


Image credits: Oak Oak

Girl, George Town, Malaysia


Image credits: Ernest Zacharevich

Bird, Athens, Greece


Image credits: WD.street.art

Scream, France


Image credits: Oak Oak

Calvin & Hobbes, France


Image credits: Oak Oak


Seeder, Kaunas, Lithuania



Image credits: morfai

Lost Eye, France


Image credits: Oak Oak

Bush, London, UK



Image credits: banksy

Sideshow Bob, France


Image credits: Oak Oak

Sum Times


Image credits: Aakash Nihalani

Ostrich, Rome, Italy


Image credits: Pao

Bicycle, George Town, Malaysia


Image credits: Ernest Zacharevich

Shining, France


Image credits: Oak Oak

Hair, Fort De France, Martinique


Image credits: Nuxuno Xän

Kenny, France


Image credits: memeirl

Glasses, Russia


Image credits: P183

 The Straw


Image credits: mentalgassi

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17 Of The Most Beautiful Steps Around The World

1. 16th Avenue Tiled Steps, San Francisco


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Image credits: Jordan Wong

2. Valparaíso, Chile


Image credits: Jean-BaptisteYunis

3.  Philadelphia Museum of Art


Image credits: rleigh

4. Valparaíso, Chile


Image credits: oueduabroad.wordpress.com

5. Seoul, South Korea


Image credits: Kevin Lowry

6. Wuppertal, Germany


Image credits: frizztext

7. Sicily, Italy


Image credits: Andrea Annaloro

8. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil


Image credits: jr-art.net

9. Beirut, Lebanon


Image credits: Jubran E. Elias

10. Stairs to the musical theater in Seoul, South Korea


Image credits: Kimhwan SEOULIST

11. Stairs of Peace in Syria


Image credits: Jood Voluntary Team

12. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Image credits: justin-travels.com

13. Angers, France


Image credits: Mademoiselle Maurice

14. Istanbul, Turkey


Image credits: DHA

15. Morlaix, France


Image credits: ZAG

16. Tehran, Iran


Image credits: farsizaban.tumblr.com (thank you Lijne Kreupeling for the suggestion!)

17. Beirut, Lebanon


Image credits: Dihzahyners Project

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