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Egg-ceptional Art: A Photo Gallery

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Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Edible art takes many forms, but decorated eggs may be the original non-processed food canvas for secular and religious art. Thousands of years ago the Zoroastrians painted eggs to celebrate the beginning of their New Year; early Christians transformed fragile ovoids into delicate art to commemorate Easter. Today, egg decoration is worldly art that attracts artists and humorists alike.

To celebrate this quirky art form, we thought we'd give you this gallery of some of our favorite eggs. And for those of you interested in pursuing your inner eggs-estential art (sorry), this Saturday the California Folk Art Museum offers a workshop in Pysanky, a traditional Ukranian folk art, that uses melted wax and dye to decorate whole egg shells.

click to enlarge Crime scene eggs - FLICKR MEMBER LIL SHORTY GIRL!
  • Flickr member LiL sHoRtY gIrL!
  • Crime scene eggs

click to enlarge Masked marvels - FLICKR MEMBER ADOBEMAC
  • Flickr member adobemac
  • Masked marvels

click to enlarge An army of the Dark Side - FLICKR MEMBER DARKSIDE_1
  • Flickr member darkside_1
  • An army of the Dark Side

click to enlarge Fugitive eggs. A scene from Lost? - FLICKR MEMBER MIMMOPELLICOLA
  • Flickr member mimmopellicola
  • Fugitive eggs. A scene from Lost?

click to enlarge What happened before the omelet - FLICKR MEMBER MICHAEL HENDRICKX
  • Flickr member Michael Hendrickx
  • What happened before the omelet

click to enlarge Physical comedy, with eggs - FLICKR MEMBER WILDMAN XTI
  • Flickr member Wildman XTi
  • Physical comedy, with eggs

click to enlarge Pysanky, Ukranian Easter eggs - FLICKR MEMBER KATYA T
  • Flickr member Katya T
  • Pysanky, Ukranian Easter eggs

California Art Museum, Pysanky workshop, Saturday, April 3rd, 1-4pm. Fee $35. Advanced registration required. 5814 Wilshire Boulevard; (323) 937-4230.

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