Moving Dunes | A Large-scale street painting by NÓS

 

Moving Dunes | A Large-scale street painting by NÓS

"Moving Dunes" is a large-scale street art in Montreal that transforms the street into something unreal. The anamorphic work of art consists of lines of neutral colors that undulate along the path, creating a deceptive path that mimics deserts and beaches. The chrome spheres that periodically appear along the street reflect the surrounding architecture and emphasize the wave effect created by the artists.

The work consists of a long strip for pedestrians and cyclists painted with a wavy pattern in earthy tones. If you are standing in the right places in the street, you will see a special optical illusion: a so-called anamorphosis . This is an image that gives a strangely distorted image from most angles, but suddenly gives a realistic image from one angle.

"Moving Dunes" is a large-scale street art in Montreal


In this case, the work Moving Dunes actually resembles a landscape with sand dunes from the correct position (s). The surface suddenly appears to be undulating. The mirrored balls placed on the artwork seem to enhance that effect.

The inspiration for the artwork on the Avenue de Musée came from an exhibition in the museum: From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-face Picasso, Past and Present. NÓS translated the different perspective in Picasso's work into a striking and playful work that amazes every passer-by.

Optical illusion of moving dunes in Montreal

Moving Dunes | A Large-scale street painting by NÓS

Moving Dunes | A Large-scale street painting by NÓS

Moving Dunes | A Large-scale street painting by NÓS

Moving Dunes | A Large-scale street painting by NÓS

Moving Dunes | A Large-scale street painting by NÓS

Moving Dunes | A Large-scale street painting by NÓS

Moving Dunes | A Large-scale street painting by NÓS

Moving Dunes | A Large-scale street painting by NÓS

Moving Dunes | A Large-scale street painting by NÓS

Moving Dunes | A Large-scale street painting by NÓS

Moving Dunes | A Large-scale street painting by NÓS

Source | NÓS Architects

Photos  | Olivier BousquetRaphaël Thibodeau, Charles Laurence Proulx, Eloa Defly , Alex Lesage

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