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The quality of the paintings is actually quite good, so good that you may be surprised to see who the true artists are behind the works.

Meet Van Snout and Bottabelli….two pigletts who discovered that they too can be an artist…

A farm in Buckfastleigh, Devon, England has stumbled upon a novel idea to raise funds for their Farm Crisis Network charity.

The farm has enlisted the help of two piglets, known as “Van Snout” and “Bottabelli” who one day accidentally got into a few cans of non-toxic paint, and the next day had become artists.

Their work is comparable to a Jackson Pollock painting for its messy and loose design, and wild mix of colors.

Farm owner Chris Murray said “The pigs tended to go more for pointilism – they weren’t too keen on cubism. We think of them as our little Pigassos.”

The paintings sell for up to £16 each and have raised more than £150 so far, which is sure to grow once the news spreads.
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Original, one-of-a-kind pop art on the Etch A Sketch that has captured the attention of the world’s greatest athletes and celebrities.

Since 1989 – at just ten years of age – George Vlosich III has been perfecting his talent on the Etch A Sketch. Each is an original work of art that takes 70-80 hours to create. Once finished, the piece is then preserved to stand the test of time. Every creation is uniquely different, and cannot be duplicated. George has Etched many of the world’s greatest athletes and celebrities and his work has been described as “the one continuous line that continues to amaze the world.” As you travel through Etched in Time enjoy your journey and the adventures of George Vlosich III. George is proud to have paved the way for others to follow in his footsteps, but what continues to set George apart is his amazing story, his incredibly detailed etches, his worldwide publicity and his uncompromising passion to take his Etches to places no one ever thought possible.

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Every time Tony Bennett received roses, he knew a song had been born. Longtime friend, Duke Ellington, would always send flowers after finishing a song. He did this in hopes that Bennett would want to record it. So, in honor of the jazz singer’s 110th birthday, Bennett created a watercolor portrait of Ellington with a bouquet of roses in the background. He donated the painting to the Smithsonian museum.

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People with autism can sometimes have incredible abilities. One case that we find particularly interesting deals with a young man whom they have nicknamed “The living camera.”  His  name is Stephen Wilshire and he is able to recreate images, which he has seen with striking accuracy and artist flair.  You will be amazed when you view this footage.  Art comes to us in many ways…

 

 

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