The incredible elephant that can probably paint as well as you! Animal creates art using its trunk

July 17, 2014 4:52 pm 0 comments Views: 308
  • She created the still life at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center in Thailand
  • Using just a brush in her trunk the elephant paints a red-rose bush
  • She is one of a handful of elephants trained to paint for tourists

 

No trip to Thailand would be complete without a picture of an elephant… unless of course you can get one by an elephant.

This art-loving pachyderm with a penchant for Picasso has wowed audiences with its portfolio of paintings all created using just a brush and its trunk.

The Asian elephant is one of a herd the mighty beasts who while away their days painting still lifes
at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang, northern Thailand.

A video released by website Travel For Kids shows the elephant methodically painting a red-rose bush as awestruck sightseers look on.

Trunk art: This art-loving pachyderm with a penchant for Picasso has wowed audiences with its portfolio of paintings all created using just a brush and its trunk

Monet the elephant: This art-loving pachyderm with a penchant for Picasso has wowed audiences with its portfolio of paintings all created using just a brush and its trunk

The Asian elephant is one of a herd the mighty beasts who while away their days painting still lifes

Mighty skill: The Asian elephant is one of a herd the mighty beasts who while away their days painting still lifes

Mighty skill: The Asian elephant is one of a herd the mighty beasts who while away their days painting still lifes
Mighty skill: The Asian elephant is one of a herd the mighty beasts who while away their days painting still lifes

Raw talent: The still life is probably better-painted than that which most humans could produce

 

She begins by carefully outlining the stems before painting the flowers, petal by petal, under the watchful eye of one of the park’s trainers.

According to its website, the TECC is ‘a cornerstone in the evolution of elephant painting’.

Eye for detail: She begins by carefully outlining the stems before painting the flowers, petal by petal, under the watchful eye of one of the park's trainers

Eye for detail: She begins by carefully outlining the stems before painting the flowers, petal by petal, under the watchful eye of one of the park’s trainers

Special talents: According to its website, the center is 'a cornerstone in the evolution of elephant painting'

Artistically relephant: : According to its website, the center is ‘a cornerstone in the evolution of elephant painting’

Give it some nelly: And this is the finished piece, flowers and all

Give it some nelly: And this is the finished piece, flowers and all

But art is not the elephants’ only talent. The center also supervised the world’s only elephant orchestra where ‘many as 14 elephants have played together on one song’.

The orchestra has even released a CD of its music.

 

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