Elephant or human artist? This is a really interesting observation that we’d like to share with you. How do people know whether a genuine abstract painting has been created by a painting elephant or by a human artist? What’s the difference? In the early days when elephant art was a new phenomenon and very few
Faked elephant painting could take two forms: art that is actually painted by a human, or art that is painted by an elephant that has been physically aided by a human. Art that is painted by a human to represent art by an elephant would be very difficult to distinguish, but I believe that it
Now that you have learned about the plight of elephants in Thailand we hope that you’ll be moved to make a donation and we recommend that you do so by transferring money directly to the Thai Elephant Conservation Center Elephant Hospital bank account in Thailand. The Elephant Hospital will accept any amount and no matter
The elephant, the largest of all land mammals, has evolved over 60 million years. The first ancestor of modern elephants was called Moeritherium after the place where it was discovered, the Moeris Lake in Egypt.Moeritherium were a pig-like shape, about the size of a tapir with a short tail and no trunk or tusks, but
The elephant hospital and mobile clinic run by the Thai Elephant Conservation Center (TECC) are fantastic resources that provide medical care to elephants absolutely free. The hospital at the TECC has nine qualified veterinarians who work at the hospital every day 8.00am until 4.00pm and are also on call 24 hours a day. At any
Elephant conservation is a very complex process which does not have simple solutions. Unfortunately, there are some people with an agenda of their own who misrepresent the facts about elephant conservation in Thailand. As such they do not support the good work that is being done. I’d like to spell out exactly how much is
The Elephant Art Gallery works with the elephant artists at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center (TECC), also known as the National Elephant Institute (NEI), which is administered by the Forest Industry Organisation. The TECC is a government agency with the largest number of elephants under its care. Established in 1969, the TECC moved to its
Honored and praised above all animals in the past, Thai elephants had to sacrifice their lives at war, and endure hardship in transportation and logging. If only the forests were still green, and enough land existed for them to wander around and breed according to their instincts. At the present time, however, forests have been
Elephants are sentient beings and quite capable of making real art. REAL Elephant art is an original painting that is created by an elephant of its own volition, unaided in the creative process by humans. The words ‘original’, ‘own volition’ and ‘unaided’ are all keys to what makes one painting a real work of art
The answer to the question whether elephant art is valuable is both “yes” and “no”, because much depends on the type of painting, on the materials used, on the artist and on the Gallery from which you buy the work. In fact buying art that is painted by an elephant is no different from buying
Each Gallery Collection elephant painting from The Elephant Art Gallery is an original work of art painted directly onto the paper by the elephant and it is not a print. We pay a great deal of attention to the quality of the art materials used. This is a vitally important issue when buying a painting..
Today there are over 14 elephant artists and they love to paint. However, when we started back in the year 2000 there were only two painting elephants at the Thai Elephant Conservatory Center (TECC): Wanalee and Jojo.