"AnimalsArt"
  Project.
Unique collection of pictures made directly by animals.
The project is dedicated to the study of animals' ability to paint, training different animals to
paint, acquaintance of the most diverse sections of society with the “animals art”, and also
popularization of the equality
idea of animals and human being.
Authors and creators of the project
Ilia Krasnov and Julia Krasnova.
Dear guest, we are glad to greet you at our “English page”.
Unfortunately at present our site has no full-fledged English version.
 
Here we present brief information    about “AnimalsArt” Project, about how the animals paint,
about our point of view considering this question, principles of our work, etc.
If you want to get more information, please, contact us.
 
 
Probably you know, that anthropoid apes are able not only finely use improvised material as instruments of production and cope with complex conundrums, but  they also paint (draw)
with pleasure when they have such a chance.
Perhaps you were in the South - West Asia countries and saw how the trained elephants paint (draw).
And of course, many of you, having rest at the sea health resorts, visited
dolphin show and was able to see how the dolphins paint (draw).
But maybe some of you got to know about it just now.
Thus we, the authors of the “AnimalsArt” Project invite you to meet the marvelous and beautiful world …
Our project is unique and unprecedented because it's the first in the world where the works
of dozen different “painters” are collected - from elephant and
dolphin to raven and snail.
Such serious set of works, made by the representatives of different classes and
species of
terrestrial
fauna, does not exist anywhere else!
 
We have studied the animals' ability to paint for several years. We have accumulated the unique
collection of pictures made by such animals as elephant,
chimpanzee, orang-utan, dolphin
Bottlenose, white whale, raven,
boar, dog, horse, giant snails achatina, etc.  
You also will be able to see the pages dedicated to animals-painters,
participants of our project.
Just click the animal's name and you'll open the page where you can find the brief information about the author (animal) in Russian (Cyrillic windows), its photos, photos illustrating the process of painting, and above all - pictures, created by this animal.
 
 
 
 
Here you can find only part of our collection. We will enrich our “Gallery” with new issues in future and will add new pictures in existing sections.
 
 
Creation (in this case - painting) of animals may be conditionally represented by 3 trends:
1 - conscious creation, i.e. deliberate animals' actions, as a result of which the pictures occur. Animals try to express their “thoughts”, to convey some images by means of painting.
(
Note - all advanced opinions are just the point of view of the Project authors. Our point of view considering the animals' “intellect” and their “creative” abilities differs from the generally accepted one. We consider that some animals possess intellect equitable to human abilities. Unfortunately, from the point of view of modern science, it is indemonstrable, but our experience of contact with different animals allows us to make such declarations).
Deliberately paint - chimpanzee, orang-utans, some species of dolphins, probably elephants, probably ravens, etc.
 
2 -
conditionally conscious creation. It is practically the same. 
Though most likely that the animals act only mechanically, not having in mind creation of certain graphic images as the result of their action. We attribute to this trend the works of those animals, intellectual abilities of which are studied least of all and in respect of which we have no particular viewpoint.
Thus paint - dogs, horses, pigs, etc.

3 -
unconscious creation. Pictures made by animals which unambiguously don't realize the meaning of their actions.
Thus we paint with snails, worms, insect larvae, reptiles, amphibians, etc. This trend also include
  “colorful” imprints of  forepaws of different animals, signs left at the canvas or paper after the animal shakes off the applied paint, pictures made by tails, ears, other parts of animals' body on which paint was applied, etc.
From the three enumerated trends of “animals' art” the first two are closer to us and certainly we work more actively in these two trends. Though, we also work in the field of unconscious creation, since, to our grate surprise, pictures made by the representatives of this particular trend are of interest with public.
 
The principles of our work are:
1 - No falsification
We participated, or, at the minimum, assisted at the creation of each of presented works and answer for
authenticity of each picture.
2 - No constraint of the animals
We use only those animals which enjoy the process of painting.
3 - Minimal human influence at the creative process
Only in case when the animal require some help to make a difficult action.
 
We work together with the circus trainers, trainers of dolphins, the ZOO research workers and pet's owners, but only those ones who love and understand animals.
Owing to this fact we achieved such a perfect success.
 
The most significant lesson which we have leant from this work is - the
individuality in wildlife plays the same important role as in human life. Unfortunately, either commoners and scientists biologists or ethologists often forget about it (some just don't take it into account), meanwhile it is very important. After all, among different representatives of specie there are such marvelous distinctions in characters, intellectual abilities, tempers, etc.
 
We will be glad if our work is to your liking and help people to have a new look at the surrounding world, at animals, which share the Earth with us.
 
WE DON'T WANT TO PROVE ANYTHING TO ANYBODY.
WE DON'T IMPOSE OUR POINT OF VIEW.
WE DOUBT AND URGE YOU TO DOUBT EITHER.
                                                                                                                                                              Ilia Krasnov
                                                                                                                                  Julia Krasnova
                                                                           Photos:  Peter Hlusov,
                                                                          Vyacheslav Strelnikov,
                                                                          Sergei Shachdjanyan,
                                                                          Ilia Krasnov.
 
 
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