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Elephant Paints Self Portait

Hits: 17801 | Rating: (3.4) | Category: Arts & Literature | Added by: ttsec
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KoalaMeatPie
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2555 Posts
Saturday, April 24, 2010 7:38:14 PM
Fluffy, you're missing the paint entirly.

fluffyhoob
Female, 18-29, Europe
 194 Posts
Saturday, April 19, 2008 6:51:56 PM
why are people bitching whether the elephant was trained or not? seriously! even humans train or practise to get good at drawing ffs

end of the day you cant improve on something that isn't there.


Daviduk
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2 Posts
Monday, April 07, 2008 5:01:57 AM
They get elephants to dance and stand on their heads and paint and stuff. It takes an elephant a whole week in 'the crush'. Basically a crush cage where they keep stabbing it and gouging its eyes until it can' t stand. Then when it falls down and then they hit it to show them that it can't sit down until they say so. They then release it into the village for the locals to run after and hit it. It's called the jaan - means breaking the elephants spirit. It is a local culture that the thais think is ok to do. The saddest thing is it can only be done to babies less than one year old and goes on for months. This sort of thing should not be allowed THE VIDEO SHOULD BE REMOVED FOR THAT REASON


swankdat
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 88 Posts
Sunday, April 06, 2008 3:26:43 PM
horton hears a who! LOL
and i doubt this is fake since the whole video was uncut

nicc1
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 52 Posts
Sunday, April 06, 2008 3:27:13 AM
nothing to say now ass said it all ^^^^^^
good sh*t ass

ashwey
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 955 Posts
Thursday, April 03, 2008 5:15:34 PM
wowie.

Assimilate13
Female, 18-29, Canada
 149 Posts
Thursday, April 03, 2008 7:45:54 AM
http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/ele...

omggilyy
Female, 13-17, Western US
 590 Posts
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 10:00:39 PM
that was amazing O.O
even if it was trained its still
so effing midblowing lol

omggilyy
Female, 13-17, Western US
 590 Posts
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 9:47:57 PM
that was amazing O.O
even if it was trained its still
so effing mindblowing lol

Noobfruit
Male, 13-17, Europe
 107 Posts
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 5:04:08 PM
Wow, that was great. I would buy that picture.

ilovetristan
Female, 18-29, Western US
 665 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 9:30:08 PM
That's seriously amazing. I wonder if they have other elephants that can paint like that, or if it's just that one.

Charizzo
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1704 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 9:05:04 PM
Wow... I've seen videos of elephants die from hunting. Like they get shot and instantly flop to the ground... Terrible, actually.

I refuse to believe that this elephant can paint that... But then again, elephants do have the best memory in the world.


Lorynne
Female, 13-17, Canada
 63 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 8:46:16 PM
Trained or not, that elephant kicks ass. If it can paint nicer than me, then I don't care if it was trained!

KoalaMeatPie
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2555 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 7:53:51 PM
bassstud09 - Screenshotted, I'm seeing a trend that more and mroe people are agreeing with me to blance out the people calling me a kook.

Galileo Galilei was also concidered a Kook.

I'm Screenshotting these and starting an album.


Myxgyglplx
Male, 30-39, Western US
 222 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 6:10:22 PM
Trained or not, that's pretty freakin' cool.

I used to be a vegetarian. If I saw a cow do this, I might become one again.


imadork04
Female, 18-29, Western US
 4 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 5:19:50 PM
Oh my gorsh! Omg!
That elephant put my drawing skills to shame
Hmmmm.... kinda skeptical though....

shiggin
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 1467 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 5:13:04 PM
Fing amazing
Period

Jujubean3333
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 297 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 4:14:30 PM
dang, thats so good its scary!

Yoma4
Female, 13-17, Europe
 493 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 2:20:52 PM
ttsec -
Sorry, okay, when I see myself crapping internets I might get a submission through.

Do you think the canvas could have pencil lines drawn on it and the elephant just tracing it over?
But the flower was gorgeous.


Mantistador
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2207 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 2:16:30 PM
holy crap thats amazing, that flower was the best.

Assimilate13
Female, 18-29, Canada
 149 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 1:21:53 PM
Sorry for the long post. I need to learn to be more succinct, it seems.

Assimilate13
Female, 18-29, Canada
 149 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 1:21:08 PM
...I’m just not willing to shut out any options yet. Humans like to think we’ve got the whole world figured out, but we’re just in our beginning stages as a species, and while we’ve come rather far, we still have a lot to learn.

With all this being said, there is certainly an argument to be made regarding the detail of the painting done by the elephant vs. that of the gorilla. One would think that an animal with fingers would be able to capture the same amount of detail, if not more, than an animal using its trunk.


Assimilate13
Female, 18-29, Canada
 149 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 1:20:49 PM
That is the first time I'd seen the painting next to the picture of the dog - I actually saw a documentary about this a while ago. Don't get me wrong, I'm not cashing in my chips here - I'm a skeptic, pure and simple. As I said, I WANT to believe.

There are, however, a few things that make one think when it comes to "Apple Chase":
1. It is not ink, it is paint, and the gorilla had the whole spectrum of colors from which to choose.
2. Michael is one of those primates that has been taught sign language. Now, I agree that the discussion over whether or not this is "conversation" is tenuous at best. But, Michael painted this picture, and was asked, in sign, what the painting was AFTER it was completed, to which he replied "Apple Chase".
3. The picture is a swirl of black and white - as if indicating movement. This may be a representation of the movement Michael associated with playing Chase with Apple. Or it may not...


bassstud09
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 191 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 12:56:35 PM
and assimilate

your link refers to an animal who splotched ink on a piece of paper.

Man, using their ability to make shapes into pictures, see images in the paint. The resemblance you see in "apple chase", is pure coincidental.


bassstud09
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 191 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 12:39:57 PM
NO.

it was TRAINED. geeze you guys are dumb.

Elephants cannot appreciate art. Their brains cannot comprehend it. Art is a man made creation, over thousands of years of evolution. Thats just common anthropology.

Koala is completely right.

and the smartest animal in the world is a chimp.

And a chimp cant appreciate art!


GOD i cant believe people actually think this animal can paint and enjoy art on it's own!! LOLOLOL what a bunch of TARDS


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