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Art Student Taught Her Pet Rat To Paint With His Feet

Amalie Markota Andersen has taught her pet rat, Darius, to do something quite extraordinary -- paint! Anderson herself is an animation and digital arts student and told The Insider that it only took Darius roughly 10 minutes to complete a masterpiece.

Darius used his feet to create his work and his painting have gone viral multiple times on Twitter and Tumblr. He's sold about 3 or 4 pieces. 

Unfortunately, the talented Darius passed away earlier in 2019. Anderson says her and Darius had a special bond and we're 100% sure of that.

Darius and his paintings have been going viral on the internet since this past Saturday, when pictures of him and his work were shared by a now-private account. 

Story via The Insider

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Art Project Raises Awareness For Shelter Dogs With Abstract Paintings Created By Dogs Shaking Paint Off Their Body

Catching dogs on camera during a particularly vigorous shake has become something of an art form. Canismo, a project from a group of Brazil-based artists, is turning water-logged pups into artists using a few buckets of non-toxic paint with the goal of supporting the adoption of shelter animals. The campaign gives dogs the freedom to express themselves and allow their inner artist to be seen, in a bright -literally bright, and adorable way. After having a harmless paint made with cornstarch and food coloring, pour all over their bodies, the dogs reacted by shaking it off onto canvases that were hanged around them. As stated in the description of the project, "the shake of the paint reveals a remarkable exercise of freedom, where each drop of ink bears the stain of prejudice." 18 unique artworks were created out of the project, which benefits the Procure1Amigo shelter.

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Artist Creates Mesmerizing And A Bit Weird Cat Paintings

Cats don't usually stand in the spotlight, well that is until they want all the attention. But, none the less, we will always put them in the center and show them with attention. Just like Danial Ryan does in his paintings. Ryan, a painter,  has mesmerizing works of art that mainly revolve around cats. Painting pieces that have meaning but show Cats as the center of the piece. It's no secret that Ryan's work is somewhat interesting... we are definitely captivated. Check out below and decide for yourself! 

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11 Artistic Animals That Express Themselves Through Art

Whether with paws, jaws, hooves or hands, the animal kingdom is filled with creatures able to express themselves through art. To prove it, here's our list of 11 animals that paint. Via: Mother Nature Network

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Artist Transforms Human Hands Into Amazing Animals

Remember the shadow puppets you use to create as a child? Wouldn't they have been so much cooler if they actually LOOKED like the animals you were pretending your hands to be? Well, if you're the children of Italian artist Guido Daniele, you're lucky enough to have that privilege! He's the immensely talented painter behind these images of animals meticulously painted onto the human hand - each takes about 4 hours to complete. Breathtaking! 



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We Can't Stop Staring at These Stunning Watercolor Portraits of Animals

Sally Walsh is a mixed media and watercolor artist and she's obviously very talented. Just look at what she can do with a brush!

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I don’t know art, but I know what I like, and I like this painting pig.

Freed from a life of factory farming, Pigcasso is using her paint brush to express an abstract message of animal liberation. Pigcasso resides on Farm Sanctuary SA, a South African branch of the animal rescue, where she enjoys the finer things: Eating, sleeping, and painting.


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Easily better than anything my hands have ever put to canvas, Pigcasso’s works are colorful, bizarre, and a real joy to watch being made. This is almost as fun as that skateboarding dog, Spuds Mackenzie. Almost.

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