Italian Painter's Unique Art

By Meera Dolasia on July 21, 2008

Grades: K-3

Italian artist Mario Mariotti has been dead for over a decade now, but the unusual pieces of art he created still amazes people, both young and old. Unlike other artists, Mario did not use any expensive canvas for his creations - just some paint, a little imagination and some hands or feet. 

He then photographed each one of them and over the years the photographs have become works of art. While alive, he published several books with photos of his creations, including 'Hanimations', which has become a favorite with kids of all ages since it was published in 1989. 

Mario Mariotti's work became so popular that he inspired a whole new art genre (category) called 'Animani' and his work was even featured in an AT&T commercial.  

We hope you are as fascinated by his work as we are.  Be sure to let us know by adding your comments below.

Source: DailyMail.Co.Uk.

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  • JoelyFriday, October 10, 2014 at 10:45 am
    Are they real hands? It is awesome
    • AWSOME SAUCE!Friday, October 10, 2014 at 10:43 am
      So cool, wish I could do that
      • MThursday, October 2, 2014 at 10:30 am
        Cool
        • warriorMonday, September 15, 2014 at 2:46 pm
          Wow that's is amazing how does he do it that is wow i wish i was that good i don't have a favourite \they are all so good
          • nasirSunday, March 2, 2014 at 3:27 pm
            i like your work of art
            • winstonFriday, January 31, 2014 at 8:58 am
              i love the elephant lol
              • kkWednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:11 am
                Incredible
                • kkWednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:10 am
                  omg
                  • sapphire
                    sapphireSaturday, October 12, 2013 at 3:38 pm
                    Incredible
                    • legend-of-zelda
                      legend-of-zeldaTuesday, May 28, 2013 at 5:43 am
                      Thats so creative..i love it!

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