art: February 2012 Archives

275x250.jpg An artist has spent 512 hours creating a life-sized tank out of 5,016 egg boxes, but it's no yoke, he did it for charity

Stuart Murdoch constructed the Challenger II to celebrate the launch of Eggs for Soldiers' national egg and spoon race on March 4 and raise money for Help for Heroes

He says he used 26 litres of glue, 10,100 nails, 15 litres of paint, 80 square metres of steel and 5,013 staples to make the model.

15p from the sale of every khaki green box of six Eggs For Soldiers goes directly to the charity, which is eggcellant news, don't you think.

275x250.jpg Millions of British children have never been to an art gallery, theatre or stage show, it was revealed yesterday.

The ‘culture starved’ generation emerged in a study carried out among 2,000 parents of five to 12-year-olds throughout the UK.

Incredibly, four in 10 children have never seen the inside of an art gallery, while 17 per cent haven’t visited a museum with their parents.

Culture can take many kinds of forms and it’s essential are children are encouraged to get involved with this at any early age.

It was also revealed that a quarter of children haven’t been to the theatre, while six in 10 have never heard or been to a classical music concert and one in 10 kids hasn’t even left their home town.

275x250.jpg This amazing collection of art has been painted by artists who have one thing in common - they paint with their mouths.
 
The incredible artworks, which include landscapes of Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament have all been lovingly created by a group of disabled artists.
 
All of who are members of the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists association which helps its members earn a living by creating artwork without the use of their hands.
 
Despite severe handicaps many of the artists have achieved international recognition through work produced with brushes held by their teeth or clenched between their toes.

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An artist has created a life-size human sculpture from more than 20,000 artificial and hand painted ladybirds.

Gabor Fulop, from Bulgaria, started off by producing the tiny beetles from artificial resin and then individually painting them.

He then proceed the attach them together to create a model of the female form, called 'The Lady Bug' which he says resembles a goddess of nature.

Speaking to Newslite of his work Fulop said: "The focus of my interest is on living organisms, their relationship with each other and their environment.




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