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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  • 21212121Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 4:42 am
    awsome!
    • wWednesday, December 30, 2015 at 8:18 am
      the soccer ball one is the best!
      • meTuesday, November 10, 2015 at 5:39 am
        cool
        • 19allisonb
          19allisonbThursday, October 15, 2015 at 11:35 am
          That is so cool. All of them looked amazing but I thought the peacock was the coolest.
          • fatcat9921
            fatcat9921Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 6:14 pm
            His painting is great!!
            • SelenaMonday, August 3, 2015 at 9:48 am
              The elephant looks sooooooooooooo real.But,the all look AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😋
              • littlesmartpant
                littlesmartpantFriday, July 17, 2015 at 1:49 pm
                he has amazing talent
                • fatcat9921
                  fatcat9921Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 6:15 pm
                  Sooooo true
                • Titlia BeldenThursday, July 2, 2015 at 6:16 am
                  Wow! that's amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                  • tashadtasha
                    tashadtashaTuesday, May 26, 2015 at 3:10 pm
                    That's cool! I love the elephant and the peacock.
                    • coolkarlaMonday, May 25, 2015 at 11:26 am
                      cool

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