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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  • diamondkid
    diamondkidSaturday, February 21, 2015 at 10:24 am
    I love art!!!
    • mSaturday, February 14, 2015 at 10:01 pm
      • myraSaturday, February 14, 2015 at 10:00 pm
        • myraWednesday, February 11, 2015 at 9:08 pm
          • myraWednesday, February 11, 2015 at 9:07 pm
            now that is real talent.amazing!
            • rylanbomberryFriday, December 5, 2014 at 5:49 pm
              one more thing i love the soccer one tow so ya
              • deadpool123Friday, December 5, 2014 at 5:48 pm
                that is so awesome!!!!!
                • rylanbomberryFriday, December 5, 2014 at 5:47 pm
                  i think that you and your hands are so artistic
                  • nikukyu
                    nikukyuFriday, November 14, 2014 at 5:42 am
                    The elephant is AWESOME!!!!
                    • JoelyFriday, October 10, 2014 at 10:45 am
                      Are they real hands? It is awesome

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