Dine & Wine

What An Egg! Easter Egg Art Edition

Magda Michalska 16 April 2017 min Read

Egg - the symbol of life, the victory over death, new beginnings and recoveries. And one of those gracious subjects in art which seems to be an endless inspiration for the artists. If you don't know what do with too many Easter eggs, have a look on our painterly suggestions. Happy Easter everyone!

Have a concert

[caption id="attachment_4407" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Hieroymus Bosch, Concert in the egg, 1480, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Easter Egg Art Follower of Hieronymus Bosch, Concert in the egg, 1480, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille[/caption]

Or a dance

[caption id="attachment_4410" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Jan Steen, Egg Dance, 1674, Private Collection, Easter Egg Art Jan Steen, Egg Dance, 1674, Private Collection[/caption]

Paint them (like in Eastern Europe!)

[caption id="attachment_4408" align="aligncenter" width="271"]Andy Warhol, Eggs, 1982, Easter Egg Art Andy Warhol, Eggs, 1982[/caption]

Sleep with them

[caption id="attachment_4409" align="aligncenter" width="482"]Lucian Freud, Naked Girl With Egg, 1981, British Council, London, Easter Egg Art Lucian Freud, Naked Girl With Egg, 1981, British Council, London[/caption]

Make them a political statement

[caption id="attachment_4411" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Oskar Kokoschka, The Red Egg, 194, Nationalgalerie Prag, Easter Egg Art Oskar Kokoschka, The Red Egg, 1941, Nationalgalerie Prag, Prague[/caption]

Or a subject of a Surrealist construction on a cord

[caption id="attachment_4412" align="aligncenter" width="491"]Salvador Dalí, Eggs on the Plate without the Plate, 1932, Dalí Museum, St Petersburg, FL, Easter Egg Art Salvador Dalí, Eggs on the Plate without the Plate, 1932, Dalí Museum, St Petersburg, FL[/caption]

Make an egg a living creature

[caption id="attachment_4413" align="aligncenter" width="441"]Odilon Redon, The Egg, 1885, National Museum of Serbia, Belgrade, Easter Egg Art Odilon Redon, The Egg, 1885, National Museum of Serbia, Belgrade[/caption]

Or a legit work of art...

[caption id="attachment_4414" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Piero Manzoni, Uovo scultura, 1960, Museo di Novecento, Milan, Easter Egg Art Piero Manzoni, Uovo scultura, 1960, Museo di Novecento, Milan[/caption]

In order to eat it (which therefore becomes an artistic act as well)

[caption id="attachment_4415" align="aligncenter" width="553"]PPiero Manzoni eats the egg imprinted by him, Galleria Azimut, 1960, Giuseppe Bellone Easter Egg Art, Easter Egg Art Piero Manzoni eats the egg imprinted by him, Galleria Azimut, 1960, Giuseppe Bellone[/caption]