Animal creativity: the painting sow Pigcasso
Photo: Sumaya Hisham/ REUTERS
When pig lady Pigcasso swings the paintbrush, her snout rotates and her ears wiggle.
Sometimes she pauses - and looks at her works with satisfaction (or critically? You don't know!).
She has already caused a stir internationally with them.
Her colorful art has already been shown in Amsterdam and London - and now for the first time in Germany.
More Wonder« is the title of the exhibition that can be seen in Hannoversch Münden in Lower Saxony until the end of September.
At the vernissage in the thought rooms for art history(s) with Dr.
The animal artist did not appear in person at Wolfs Wunderkammer – she lives on a sanctuary near Cape Town in South Africa – but her owner and artistic partner Joanne Lefson gave an insight into the special collaboration on site.
Sometimes Pigcasso manages an entire birthday painting within five minutes, but the sow takes a week for other works.
In 2016, Lefson said she rescued the animal from the slaughterhouse when she was a month-old piglet and brought her to her farm in Franschhoek in the Western Cape.
The proceeds from the sale of paintings and admission prices are shared between the sanctuary and the museum's sponsoring association »Zeitsprung«.
The exhibition is also intended to draw attention to the problems of factory farming and too much meat consumption.