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Elephant Artist painting must see
September 24, 2011
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Elephant Artist too much
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Elephant 'self-portrait' on show
Picture by an elephant
One of the pictures said to have been painted by an elephant
Pictures which were painted by elephants have gone on display at an Edinburgh gallery.

Art graduate Victoria Khunapramot, 26, has brought the paintings from Thailand to the Dundas Gallery on Dundas Street.

They include "self-portraits" by Paya, who is said to be the only elephant to have mastered his own likeness.

Paya is one of six elephants whose keepers have taught them how to hold a paintbrush in their trunks. They drop the brush when they want a new colour.

Mrs Khunapramot, from Newington, said: "Many people cannot believe that an elephant is capable of producing any kind of artwork, never mind a self-portrait.

"But they are very intelligent animals and create the entire paintings with great gusto and concentration within just five or 10 minutes - the only thing they cannot do on their own is pick up a paintbrush, so it gets handed to them.

"They are trained by artists who fine-tune their skills, and they paint in front of an audience in their conservation village, leaving no one in any doubt that they are authentic elephant creations."

Elephant painting

Mrs Khunapramot, who set up the Thai Fine Art company after studying the history of art in St Andrews and business management at Edinburgh's Napier University, said it took about a month to train the animals to paint.

Elephant expert Dr Joyce Poole, who has studied the animals for 30 years, said she owned an elephant painting but had not come across animals painting their own images.

The Oslo-based scientist said: "I have seen elephants painting, but it was very free-flow.

"It's certainly capable of drawing an elephant, and could be trained, but might not really understand what it was doing."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scot ... 203120.stm

September 24, 2011
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Wow, amazing. This should almost go in the religion and spiritual forum.

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September 24, 2011
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They probably cheat with those old kind of number paintings, any elephant can do them. Laugh

Pretty amazing really that its even possible. I'm sure the PETA people will come out of the woodwork on this one.

September 24, 2011
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"greeney2" wrote: They probably cheat with those old kind of number paintings, any elephant can do them. Laugh

Pretty amazing really that its even possible. I'm sure the PETA people will come out of the woodwork on this one.

I don't see any numbers

Why Elephants Paint
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACjjot9P ... re=related

ELEPHANT PAINTING POPPY FLOWERS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz4CFAOY ... re=related

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/02/ ... 68x317.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_u_8Q4k_ofzU/S ... -field.jpg

September 24, 2011
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I think what greeney means is that after they teach the elephant how to write symbols, they then make the elephant think he is writing symbols in different spots of the painting, but it all meshes together as a whole; completing the final painting. All this without the elephant realizing what it is actually creating.

Regardless of how this was taught though, still an amazing feat. And who is to say the elephant doesn't know what it is painting? Elephants are incredible animals.

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September 24, 2011
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I hope this is not off topic, but this made me think about how ravens are also pretty amazing animals. I watched a documentary on the BBC and they showcased how ravens exhibit a wealth of logic and reasoning skills. They also have advanced forms of communication with hundreds of different calls meaning different things.

Here are some videos showcasing their concept of logic and reasoning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41Z6Mvjd ... 3924100B47

Crows adapting to urban life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGPGknpq ... playnext=4

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September 24, 2011
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"capricorn" wrote: I hope this is not off topic, but this made me think about how ravens are also pretty amazing animals. I watched a documentary on the BBC and they showcased how ravens exhibit a wealth of logic and reasoning skills. They also have advanced forms of communication with hundreds of different calls meaning different things.

Here are some videos showcasing their concept of logic and reasoning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41Z6Mvjd ... 3924100B47

Crows adapting to urban life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGPGknpq ... playnext=4

Watch this

Baby elephant is taught to paint by its artistic mum and dad

September 24, 2011
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I was joking about the number painting, which you guys may not have gotten, because of your age. When I was a kid, they sold what they called number paintings, which they don;t make anymore, you probalby never herd of them. The canvas was preprinted with design and each had a number, kind of like a coloring book. The paints were all numbered, so you painted all the 1's one color, all th 2's another color, and when you were finished it was a completed oil painting. It was something any kid could do, which was the joke, any elephant can do a number painting.

September 25, 2011
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how very Ganesh
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oh, and love the Corvids, too

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September 25, 2011
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Its just amazing I can't even do this

3rd day Amazing Original Elephant Painting(39" x 59") by Elephant Artist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7Vuv4Sc ... re=related

MIRACLE BIG...Sunflower-- 100% Original Painting - by Elephant Artist- from Thailand

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW1piOqk ... re=related

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