Videos: Art Made by Non-Human Animals
Art by Animals Exhibit
Related animals: Ape, Elephant, Gorilla, Monkey

This is a video on the recent "Art by Animals" exhibit shown at the University College London. The paintings displayed were created by different zoo animals such as elephants, gorillas, and orangutans. The art was made when the handlers trained the animals to touch their brush to paper in exchange for a treat. The video brings up the question of whether this could be considered art, because it does not seem that the animals are using painting as a form of self expression, they are merely repeating a command that they have been taught. However, painting is a human invented form of self expression and maybe in the animal world they have their own methods, such as birds singing.

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