Art has come a long way since the early days of two-dimensional cave paintings, and it wasn’t until the Italian Renaissance that we started to incorporate concepts like perspective into our artistic works. Without thinking about it, when you look at a painting of something that looks three dimensional you are actually seeing the optical illusion of forced perspective. The artist was able to force your mind to believe that what you’re seeing is some sort of depth even though what you’re staring at is a two-dimensional surface.
One of the most amazingly dramatic, and nonetheless enthralling, representations of forced perspective are the works created by 3D sidewalk chalk artists. The following are some of our favorites.