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Elephant paints self-portrait
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Posted on 10/16/2013 12:11:53 PM PDT by Silentgypsy

Video.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: elephant; paint; selfportrait
Amazing!
1 posted on 10/16/2013 12:11:53 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy
Elephant paints self-portrait,

I was expecting to see Boehner or McConnell sitting in a paint tray and then sitting on the canvas.

2 posted on 10/16/2013 12:14:39 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: Silentgypsy

I envisioned something more along the lines of an elephant looking in a mirror and painting a jackass on the canvas.


3 posted on 10/16/2013 12:14:54 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping.


4 posted on 10/16/2013 12:15:35 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: AFreeBird

LOL


5 posted on 10/16/2013 12:16:47 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Silentgypsy

I’m speechless! My dog shi&&s in the same exact spot every day!


6 posted on 10/16/2013 12:16:57 PM PDT by albie
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To: Silentgypsy

7 posted on 10/16/2013 12:19:35 PM PDT by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: Silentgypsy

Clearly self-conscious about his weight.....


8 posted on 10/16/2013 12:23:11 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Silentgypsy

More than that!

The artist is a young male with a idolization of his younger female friend.
Female? The male genitalia is not there!


9 posted on 10/16/2013 12:31:18 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Silentgypsy

Looks convincing, but must be faked. Animals cannot do this. The camera view is very carefully cropped in most of the time. I would guess a fake trunk hides a human arm and hand or some other contrivance. The first shot of placing the brush in the trunk and drawing a simple line may be real, but from there it must be faked.

A line drawing describing the contour of a shape is an abstract concept. No animal is capable of this.


10 posted on 10/16/2013 12:36:22 PM PDT by Drawsing (Fools show their annoyance at once, the prudent man overlooks an insult. Proverbs 12:16)
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To: Drawsing

Certainly animals can see. Elephant brains are how much bigger than human brains?


11 posted on 10/16/2013 12:50:13 PM PDT by donmeaker (The lessons of Weimar are soon to be relearned.)
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To: Drawsing

Because animals cannot think, right?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySMh1mBi3cI


12 posted on 10/16/2013 12:58:48 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Drawsing

You are just being truculent.


13 posted on 10/16/2013 1:14:23 PM PDT by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: Silentgypsy

I think the elephant has been trained to copy silhouettes, which in itself is amazing. You can’t see it in the first few minutes when he is painting the elephant silhouette, but there is a glimpse of a guy running around with an easel over his head and a picture of the flowers on it.


14 posted on 10/16/2013 1:15:43 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: KarlInOhio

LOL!!!


15 posted on 10/16/2013 1:19:10 PM PDT by MWestMom (Psalms 109:8)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Okay...turns out I was kinda wrong and kinda right. After some research it turns out that these elephants are trained for each brush stroke and maybe coached with hand signals and shouts as they draw. So, yes, they are actually making memorized lines on paper, but no, they are not “artists”.

But kudos to the trainers!


16 posted on 10/16/2013 1:31:31 PM PDT by Drawsing (Fools show their annoyance at once, the prudent man overlooks an insult. Proverbs 12:16)
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To: Silentgypsy

Boehner looks in mirror and sees a great big worthless nothing.

17 posted on 10/16/2013 1:34:42 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Silentgypsy

Thanks for posting. I was amazed.


18 posted on 10/16/2013 1:40:00 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Silentgypsy

I didn’t know that Rosie O’Donnell could paint.


19 posted on 10/16/2013 1:54:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Silentgypsy

I’ve seen a website for this organization which sells the paintings. I would be surprised if they were coached for each line because of the variety - including a painting of a male elephant mounting a female. I tried to find the webpage with those paintings and I don’t think I found the right one but here’s a sample:
http://www.elephantart.com/catalog/products_new.php


20 posted on 10/16/2013 1:55:46 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Silentgypsy

Now that is impressive —


21 posted on 10/16/2013 2:14:40 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Silentgypsy

22 posted on 10/16/2013 2:59:49 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: donmeaker
Elephant brains are how much bigger than human brains?

Good point bro, maybe we need to reinstitute affirmative action so as to allow them into our universities.........assuming of course they have passed the SAT's......

23 posted on 10/16/2013 3:04:02 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Ms. Muffett suffered from arachnophobia)
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To: JoeProBono

24 posted on 10/16/2013 3:08:32 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: Silentgypsy

More than amazing!!


25 posted on 10/16/2013 3:20:28 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: KarlInOhio

Smarter than members of Congress.


26 posted on 10/16/2013 5:09:11 PM PDT by jch10 ("Normandy was closed when we got there too!")
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