Chimpanzee Crap Art

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Chimpanzee Crap Art

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http://en.ce.cn/Life/social/200409/22/t ... 7946.shtml
Artist chimpanzee named Asuka belongs to abstractionist school. He has exhibited 50 works in Tokyo, Japan
It's random crap, but people exhibit it and go to see it and probably paid to see it.
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Pyrrho wrote:Humans is the crrraziest peoples...

http://en.ce.cn/Life/social/200409/22/t ... 7946.shtml
Artist chimpanzee named Asuka belongs to abstractionist school. He has exhibited 50 works in Tokyo, Japan
It's random crap, but people exhibit it and go to see it and probably paid to see it.
A chimpanzee at least has a primate brain, and hands, and could possibly (IANAPP) have some sort of esthetic opinion, a turtle on the other hand...

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/artsC ... leid=78328

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I vaguely remembered something about "chimpanzee enrichment" from years ago. Something about enriching the lives of captive chimpanzees.

Google is great. I can now pin down my apparently insane maundering. :D

http://www.cwu.edu/~cwuchci/chimpanzee_ ... social.htm

It's not all about painting, but here is the relevant quote:
The enrichment team offer the chimpanzees painting supplies. Paints can be kept outside the enclosure within brush's reach. Paper and paint brushes can be given to the chimpanzee. Variety can be added by presenting different colors of paper and non-toxic paints. Also various sizes of brushes can provide the chimpanzee with options. The chimpanzees at CHCI sometimes eat the paint. The human enrichment team member limit the amount of paint they give the chimpanzees.
The non-toxic paints typically used in American kindergartens are 'tempera', which contain eggs. So it's no surprise the chimps might eat it.

I myself never tasted the paints, though I sampled the crayolas, and library paste was a staple. :P :D
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I think the basic lesson here is that if a human painted such crap, they'd be laughed out of town, but if an animal slaps paint around it's "art".
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