Valley of the Kings. Coordinates: Location of the valley in the Theban Hills, West of the Nile, October 1988 (red arrow shows location) The Valley of the Kings (Arabic: وادي الملوك Wādī al Mulūk), the Valley of the Gates of the Kings (Arabic: وادي ابواب الملوك Wādī Abwāb al Mulūk), is a valley in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, tombs were constructed for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt). The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Thebes (modern Luxor), within the heart of the Theban Necropolis. The wadi consists of two valleys, East Valley (where the majority of the royal tombs are situated) and West Valley.
Geology Stratigraphy of the valley The quality of the rock in the Valley is inconsistent, ranging from finely grained to coarse stone, the latter with the potential to be structurally unsound. Panorama of the valley, looking north Hydrology Mark Jenkins. Trompe L'oeil Murals and Paintings of John Pugh, Narrative Illusionism. Julian Beever. Julian Beever. Biography Julian Beever Beever is originally from Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire UK.
In the 1980s he became interested in street art while working in York. He first designs his work on paper. Once finalised, a camera is placed at a distance from the art on the pavement which he returns to in order to observe the image through the lens a number of times, as the camera's wide-angled lens can create an optical illusion which distorts the actual size of objects, which aids in maintaining perspective. Beever works internationally as a freelance artist and creates murals for companies and big institutions. A promotional chalk drawing from 2007. Besides this pavement art, Beever also paints murals with acrylic paints and replicas of the works of masters and oil paintings, and creates collages. In 2010, Beever released a book Pavement Chalk Artist, which includes photographs of many of his works from around the world.
See also References External links Shooting Strangers in Orchard Road, Photography by Danny Santos II. Hide Your Arms — t-shirt and hoodie blog. Banksy. Banksy is a pseudonymous United Kingdom-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter.
His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stencilling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. Banksy's work was made up of the Bristol underground scene which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. According to author and graphic designer Tristan Manco and the book Home Sweet Home, Banksy "was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England. The son of a photocopier technician, he trained as a butcher, but became involved in graffiti during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s.
Known for his contempt for the government in labelling graffiti as vandalism, Banksy displays his art on publicly visible surfaces such as walls, even going as far as to build physical prop pieces. Creative Tempest. Grafik magazine. Street Anatomy. Fun Forever - Luxury fun is affordable for everyone! Environmental Graffiti: Offbeat Environmental News, Not Hip-Hop!