Elephant Art

Here is an amazing video of an elephant painting a picture. Yes, you read it correctly. I think elephants are wonderful creatures anyway, but this is incredible.

The Asian Elephant Art & Conservation Project (AEACP) was founded in 1998 by artists Komar & Melamid. The AEACP is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that works with and provides support for elephants across SE Asia. Elephants are extremely intelligent animals and were originally taught to paint in the US as a way to keep them cognitively active and mentally stimulated. The teaching process is based strictly on positive reinforcement. Each elephant definitely has their own distinct style and technique but do receive food and praise for mark making.

To view other elephant paintings, go to the AEACP website. The elephant paintings are all original works of art and are available for purchase at the AEACP. The money raised through the sale of these paintings help support endangered Asian elephants. 

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Categories: Animals, Art, Creativity | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Elephant Art

  1. Is this incredible or what!? This sort of narrows the gap between Man and Beast, doesn’t iy?

  2. I have been wondering if they compose their own pictures. If so, it’s totally mind-boggling that they have such artistic talent.

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