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Aelita Andre, the Next Jackson Pollock and the Youngest Abstract Painter
I said many times from my previous hub that I love art. I can see how many people felt happy if they have sense of art from their self. The happiness will arise after enjoy the beauty of art. Now, I am talking again about painting. There are many painting streams and most of artists have their own favorite painter. They can imitate and develop their skill into beautiful painting, finally they will be success. From this hub I will share a very talented painter. A little girl but she has a great talent. Actually I had wrote the same topic like this one, I hope you remember about “Keiron Williamson, The Young Picasso”. He is one of the youngest painter who live at Holt, Nortfolk. People called him a young Picasso.
Gifted or talented
Is it a gifted or talented? I had browse and find the true meaning between gifted and talented. “Gifted or talented” are the meaning for those who have potential to develop those abilities. If we talk from the education side, “gifted' is for those who have abilities to one or more academic subjects, like English and maths. But 'talented' is who have abilities to the practical skills in areas like music, sport, design or creative and performing arts. I believe that we can find kind of the children who had a great talent. The parents have a role to provide greater challenges in lessons and opportunities for the children who have talent to demonstrate and develop their abilities. Schools may also provide additional activities beyond the everyday timetable.
Many people think their child is gifted or talented. They have a big job to discover how they can be sure that you have a little genius on their hands. They can stimulate and speed up their child’s early development. They might have a child prodigy in their midst. Discover how to develop and stimulate specific abilities and talents in areas of music, art, mechanics, arithmetic, and more. Another factor is social development. It is equally as important as intellectual development. Successful adults are well-rounded people able to function in all areas of life and their children are able to interact socially.
A little about Aelita Andre
From this hub, I’ll introduce another youngest painter who has beautiful artwork and I heard that most of her artworks are valuable. Many people adore her and she became a good example for the young generation. Her name is Aelita Andre. She is five years old an Australian abstract artist. She was born on January 9, 2007. She was born to Australian father, namely Michael Andre and Russian mother, namely Nikka Kalashnikova. From trusted information said that she began to paint when aged nine months or before she could walk. Aelita’s mother believed her daughter as a child prodigy. Her work began to be exhibited to the public at the age of 22 months. From there, Aelita succeeded in grabbing the attention of art critics and labeled as a professional artist of abstract paintings. Finding a talented painter in the very young age is very rare.
Her work began to be exhibited to the public at the age of 22 months. From there, Aelita succeeded in grabbing the attention of many art critics and labeled as a professional artist of abstract paintings.
She is so adorable
“The Prodigy of Color“ as the first Aelita’s exhibition was held on Saturday, June 4 through June 25, 2011 at the Agora Gallery, a vanity gallery in Chelsea. Over 24 of her paintings for sale between $4,400 and $10,000 with sold for a total of more than $30,000. She is bringing 22 paintings in her second solo exhibit ion, namely "Aelita Andre: Secret Universe" with the price from the smallest (about 18 x 36 inches) $4600 to the largest (132 x 60 inches) $12,900. She broke a record by selling her paintings Russian space station with the price of $24,000 when she and her parents visited Hong Kong. According to the BBC, these sales are so fantastic. The exhibition offers a child fantasy, like dinosaurs, unicorns and outer space.Even the press nicknamed her as "the Pee-wee Picasso".
In a review that was written years ago, an editor of the New York Times Horrowitz Noah believed that Aelita as the next Jackson Pollock. She had a pretty significant difference though Aelita considered to have the talent because being trained by her parents who are also artists. From the interview during the exhibition, she said that she likes all colours, even black and even grey and even white. But the most colour she like is blue and red and green and also silver and gold. Angela Di Bello as Agora Gallery Director described that Aelita has the gap between the abstract and realism. Her paintings are basically abstract expressionist drippings and all of them are very painterly stroke. Although young, art experts agree that Aelita's art can’t be compared with an ordinary child. Her works are so thoughtful and well-composed. Even some art experts compare Aelita's work to famed abstract artist, Jackson Pollock. From her action in painting through the video, she's so adorable.Are you really agreed with them? Please enjoy the video below.
The people said:
- “Vivid abstracts full of life, movement and dazzling colour”, by Germaine Greer/ the Guardian
- “Is Aelita the next Jackson Pollock”, by Noah Horowitz/The New York Times
- “4-year-old-girl takes art world by storm”, by Pei-Sze Chang/NBC
Now the painter who considered a child prodigy is back to show her works in an exhibition in New York, at Agora Gallery. Her exhibition held on June 12 to July 3, 2012. We can also discover Aelita and her artworks in the May 2011 ArtisSpectrum Magazine.