Animal Art

images Would you invest one hundred pounds, euro or dollars in a picture painted by an anteater? I bet that you wouldn’t want to part with that useful amount of cash because in your view it would be a waste of money and a daft investment as there can be. Well, if that is what you think consider the following case: In February 1964 a gallery put on an exhibition of an unknown painter called Pierre Brassau. On the opening day the critics and the media went to see it and after having assessed it they wrote convincing articles that poured bucketsful of praise on the merits of the paintings envisaging a great future for the talented artist who had made them.

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Chimpanzee artist.

Weeks later the gallery publicly admitted that the artist who had made the pictures was a chimpanzee called Peter. In spite of having been a hoax made at the expenses of the art world it was taken very well with the result that Peters’ paintings were sold out for big sums of money. Since that episode many more animals were given brushes and paints in order to produce art works, among these were several more chimpanzee, one of which called Congo who became very famous selling its pictures at higher prices than a guy called Andy Warhol who was displaying his artworks in the same exhibition, as well as elephants, gorilla, cats, pigs dogs etceteras earning good dividends for their owners and those art collectors who invested in them.

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Pig artist at work

This shows that the modern art business is really a crazy and unpredictable one. Having said all this being an artist myself I had a good look at paintings done by some of the above mentioned animal artists and I must say that they often look much better than a lot of paintings done by famous human artists that are hanged nowadays  in modern art museums and galleries and sold for millions and even hundreds of millions.   

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How to have a perfect eyesight

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I need your advice about this dilemma

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Today I read in the media that the Journal of Biological Chemistry says that eating cakes can help you to see more clearly. “Cake,” stated the article,  “could be the key to better vision.

Scientists found that bicarbonate of soda used in cakes stimulates and enzyme that helps to regulate the light absorbed by photons in the eye.” It’s a fabulous piece of news for cake addicts and people with poor vision. I am not a great eater of cakes but I wear reading glasses and I could do very well in getting rid of them.

The problem is that if I start to gorge myself with cakes in order to have an eagle’s eyesight I will get very fat and with fatness and obesity I may acquire some unpleasant conditions associated with overweight and obesity such as heart disease, diabetes, high pressure, gallbladder, osteoarthritis, liver problems and so on.

It’s a difficult choice to make.

I mean, to have a perfect eyesight like the one that I had when I was younger is an appealing prospect and cakes are yummy to eat, but the side affects of a cake diet in order to get it leaves me perplexed

What do you suggest that I do?