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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

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

Or a dance

Jan Steen, Egg Dance, 1674, Private Collection, Easter Egg Art
Jan Steen, Egg Dance, 1674, Private Collection

Paint them (like in Eastern Europe!)

Andy Warhol, Eggs, 1982, Easter Egg Art
Andy Warhol, Eggs, 1982

Sleep with them

Lucian Freud, Naked Girl With Egg, 1981, British Council, London, Easter Egg Art
Lucian Freud, Naked Girl With Egg, 1981, British Council, London

Make them a political statement

Oskar Kokoschka, The Red Egg, 194, Nationalgalerie Prag, Easter Egg Art
Oskar Kokoschka, The Red Egg, 1941, Nationalgalerie Prag, Prague

Or a subject of a Surrealist construction on a cord

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

Make an egg a living creature

Odilon Redon, The Egg, 1885, National Museum of Serbia, Belgrade, Easter Egg Art
Odilon Redon, The Egg, 1885, National Museum of Serbia, Belgrade

Or a legit work of art…

Piero Manzoni, Uovo scultura, 1960, Museo di Novecento, Milan, Easter Egg Art
Piero Manzoni, Uovo scultura, 1960, Museo di Novecento, Milan

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

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

 

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