Anamorphic Street Art on Railings by Zebrating

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Zebrating is a team of two artists hailing from the city of Mannheim, in southwest of Germany, who create outdoor illusions painted on railings on the streets. “Zebrating” means “making the zebra” and describes the technique they use to split the artwork in stripes, like the stripes of a zebra. When viewed from the correct angle, the stripes merge together to create a complete picture.

“Zebrating” is a kind of anamorphic art practiced by many Renaissance artists like Leonardo da Vinci and more recently by István Orosz, and Hans Holbein the Younger. Contemporary artists that have mastered this form of illusionary art include Julian Beever, Edgar Mueller and Awtar Singh Virdi.

Zebrating was largely inspired by the works of C215, another street artist, M.C. Escher, Egon Schiele and Klimt.

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