When someone usually thinks of art they think of using different tools to create that piece of artwork those types of tools usually include a pencil, crayons, paintbrushes, pastels or even chalk. But could you ever image using a body part to create this art, now you may be thinking using your hands or feet to create it but some artists have gone to new measures and have started using their tongues, breasts, private parts, eyes and even their vomit as tools to help them accomplish their art. The reason I chose this is that I have always found this type of art interesting. Since I was child I have always loved using my fingers and feet to create art they were fun tools to work with and it was always interesting to see how your painting would turn out. When I have spare time I usually use my fingers or elbows to create random paintings it’s a neat thing because I always feel more connected to what I just painted. This got me thinking about the question do artists use different body parts to create different types of art. Then I started doing research it turns out they do I chose to write about this because many people do not know that this technique even exists and I was also surprised to find out how good some of these paintings look. This first artwork is by Ani K he is an Indian artist that uses his tongue as a palette and also uses his tongue to paint on the canvas he has painted over a thousand pictures. It took him 3 to 4 days to paint Leonardo’s famous last supper painting. The artist saw his teacher painting with his feet and he wanted to do something unique and that is why he chose to use his tongue as a tool to create artwork. This piece of artwork reminds me of the high renaissance painting the last supper that was created by Leonardo Da Vinci. This type of artwork kind of reminds me of the metal point technique because even though this technique uses a piece of metal to draw you have to be careful because you can’t just go back and erase it this is comparable to the tongue painting because once you have your tongue on the canvas you can’t just decide to erase because your tongue leaves the paint on the canvas permanently. The second piece of artwork is by an England artist named Millie Brown who uses her vomit to create works of art. Browns art work reminds me of a technique called spattering where the paint is being sprayed or flicked onto the surface of a painting using a paintbrush and oil paint. But in browns case she is using her mouth and the dyes that she vomits on to the canvas. Both of these artists have opened up a new world of not just using the same tools to create art but actually becoming connected with the art. In Ani K’s case he wanted to make himself stand out in the art world and be known for something no one has ever done before which he has made his dream come true. Brown has stirred up a lot of controversy because of many people thinking this promotes bulimia which is does not Brown wanted to create something raw and real and at the same time use her body to create art which she has. Both of these artists have reached their goals as to what they wanted their art to accomplish. With art changing everyday it will be interesting to see what artists use to create their next art piece.
- Do you think this type of art is considered more skilled than art that requires art tools?
- Which artists painting do you like better and why? Would you ever consider trying this out?
- Do you think that this type of art in museums would influence more people to visit museums?
Additional information: the links below show videos of how the artists create their art