08:05AM, Friday 11 July 2014
A 3D painting created by a Maidenhead has gone viral after a YouTube clip of the picture has racked up more than two million views in a week.
Artist Brian Weavers painted the piece, called ‘Zebra’, over a year at his home studio in Manor Road.
It is described as a reverspective, an optical illusion on a 3D surface where the parts of the picture which seem furthest away are in face the nearest.
Brian, 82, said: "It's a technique created by using a series of pyramids which stick out and makes it look like the scene is coming towards you.
"When you move your head, the whole painting moves from side to side and it's quite unusual which might be the attraction for a lot of people."
He added that he was very pleased with the reception to the painting but admitted to being slightly bemused by the amount of attention it had received on-line.
Scores of tourists and visitors have flocked to the Gallery at Ice, in Windsor High Street, to see the artwork after a Danish art lover posted the video to the video sharing website on Monday, June 30.
The gallery has been contacted by media from around the world, including US television channel ABC, and have asked to feature the artwork.
Gallery director Micky Middleton said: "We are absolutely amazed by the reaction to the painting and the amount of attention we have received around the world has been extraordinary.
"We've had tourists who have come from as far away as Germany to see the painting after hearing about it on Facebook, so it's been really good for the gallery to have that exposure."
'Zebra' can be viewed at the Gallery at Ice as part of an exhibition showcasing Brian’s work called '3D Art'.
The exhibition closes on July 24.
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