|Written by OXIMA|
|Wednesday, 05 January 2011 10:41|
For many of us the eggshells mean nothing more than what that has to be thrown away. But creativity has no bounds and artists can create art from anything around them. Why eggshell and what's "Eggshell Art"?
Eggs have been used for millennia in the Far East as symbols of fertility. In Hinduism, the entire world
Today still very popular eggshell carving and eggshell painting. Some carved eggs looks like "laces". How are they made? First, you must empty and clean each egg. After the egg has dried, to sketch the details of the artwork on the shell and cut away appropriate sections of the design. You also must to disintegrate any membrane residue from the inside surface and to seal with the three or four coats of lacquer. That's all! :-)
Here are some artworks by Slovenian artist Franc Grom. His eggshell art is unmatched anywhere else in the world, yet it took until after his retirement before he even realized what his talent was worth. Grom’s art is inspired by traditional Slovenian designs as well as modern influences. Grom can spend months on a single egg, patiently poking thousands upon thousands of holes into the fragile shell. Grom has created more than three hundred of these masterpieces, many of which have an Easter egg theme.
Ukrainian and Polish pisanka is a common name for an egg (usually that of a chicken, although goose or duck eggs are also used) ornamented using various techniques. There are various types of pisanki, based on the technique and preparation used:
Kraszanki are made by boiling an egg in a decoction of plants or other natural products. Drapanki or skrobanki are made by scratching the surface of a kraszanka with a sharp tool to reveal the white of the egg shell. Pisanki are created by drawing on an egg shell covered with a layer of molten wax, or alternately drawing designs with wax on a bare egg. The egg is then submerged into a dye.
A pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated using a wax-resist (batik) method. It is now famous all over the world as a colorful Easter egg which appears at Easter now. In this video clip learn how to make these beautiful Eastern European eggs.