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.

57 Comments
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  • 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
      • 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
            • katlover98
              katlover98Friday, May 22, 2015 at 2:36 pm
              That is amazing
              • purpledonut133
                purpledonut133Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10:09 am
                OMG JUST LIKE OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                • 00011468
                  00011468Friday, May 15, 2015 at 7:20 am
                  That is cool
                  • kitkat2003
                    kitkat2003Monday, April 20, 2015 at 4:54 am
                    dang thats good art
                    • mMonday, April 13, 2015 at 2:24 pm
                      AMAZING LIKE OH MY GOSH

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