Video Of The Week - Artist Paints Roger Federer In Four Minutes


158 Words 2-Minute Listen

On June 26th, French artist/entertainer Jean-Pierre Blanchard, stunned the guests that had gathered for the annual Swiss Venture Award ceremony in Zurich, by painting a portrait of tennis superstar Roger Federer in four short minutes. What's even more amazing, is that he did it entirely from memory.

This is not the first time the artist has given his audience a super-quick art tutorial - In the past, he has created equally stunning quick paintings of many famous celebrities and public figures including Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe and even, Harry Potter. However, this is the first time he has been commissioned to draw Roger Federer, who he says was easy, given the athlete's strong distinguished features.

After captivating the audience with his performance, the artist auctioned the painting for 16,000 Swiss Francs (about $20,000) and donated the proceeds to The Roger Federer Foundation, a charity that supports children in Africa. What a productive way to spend four minutes.


Cite Article
  • canarysong
    canarysongFriday, August 14, 2020 at 12:35 am
    • greatskys716
      greatskys716Monday, April 20, 2020 at 12:33 pm
      Well that was quick
      • Art is life!Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 7:12 am
        Im amazed...DAZZLED!!!!!!
        • arcticgirl101
          arcticgirl101Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm
          he is good at this and i loaf tennis ( i play it )
          • artySaturday, April 9, 2016 at 10:56 am
            my dad likes Rodger Federer and I like art, so it,is so cool!!
            • HelloThursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:56 am
              Majoko123 u are the best! It helped me with my home work tanks a lot! :d
              • majoko123
                majoko123Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:54 am
                tell me if this helped you! :D
                • Majoko rocks!Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:52 am
                  This really helped me thx a lot majoko123 !!!! :D👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
                  • majoko123
                    majoko123Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:26 am
                    This man is an artist. He painted a man called Roger Federer. He painted him in 4 minutes and in the video he used some kinda brushes, and painted while dancing. He used two brushes in his hands and painted very well the face and everything. His name was,Jean-Pierre Blanchard and was from France. It says that he impressed the people who were there and he only painted him by remembering how he looks. The painting was worth 16,000 Swiss Francs which is 20,000 USD.
                    • wolfdog
                      wolfdogFriday, June 15, 2018 at 8:56 am
                      WONDERFUL *CLAP CLAP*
                      • naselaus000
                        naselaus000Monday, March 21, 2016 at 11:51 am
                        Thank You Majoko123 This helped a lot! I Have a question how do you know?
                      • majoko123
                        majoko123Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:13 am
                        He's and artist a good one