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MOEA - MUSEUM OF EGG ART -

Updated on March 24, 2013

MOEA - MUSEUM OF EGG ART

There is something special about the shape of an egg. It is a structurally perfect container and it's shape is totally functional and beautiful to the eye. For this reason artists and craftsmen have been compelled to decorate, emboss, or emulate eggs either using the egg itself or other materials. This lens is devoted to an imaginary, virtual Museum of Egg Art. "Viva Los Juevos!!!"

CARVING EGG SHELLS



Egg art is one of the earliest forms of art. There is something fascinating about the shape of the egg, and the idea of making this into art. Many early civilizations regarded the egg as a fertility symbol and decorated it as part of their fertility rites. But modern man still values egg art, possibly because it has become ingrained in our nature, or because we are amazed that art can be made from something as fragile as an empty eggshell. Whatever the reason, there are many artists throughout the world that paint, decorate, and even carve shapes into eggshells.

First, your eggshell will be much easier to work with if you lightly sand a small spot where the beads will be applied. Eggshells have a naturally smooth surface, and they need to be made rough so the glue can cling. Also, you will have much more luck with a two-part epoxy or superglue than normal craft glue. For things such as ribbon, fabric, or anything else where you would be able to see an epoxy behind the fabric, use a hot glue gun very lightly. These can be peeled off of an eggshell, but using the sandpaper to rough up the edge will make it stick better.

Another trick is to use a toothpick to pick up the beads and flatback crystals. Place the crystals with the right side facing down. Apply the glue to the back and then lightly touch the toothpick to the glue. Flip it over and transfer it to the eggshell. If you need to apply two-part epoxy, this can still be difficult, and you may need to use some large tweezers or needlenose pliers to hold the crystal still while you are applying the epoxy.

Miscellaneous Carved and Painted Eggs

The Art Of Tamera Seevers
The Art Of Tamera Seevers

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Andy Warhol - Egg Poster



This is an Offset Lithograph by Warhol, titled ""Eggs"". The overall size of the Offset Lithograph measures 50 x 35.25 inches. The Offset Lithograph is Unsigned from an edition of 300.



Decorating Easter eggs is not only for children. Some painted eggs are displayed in museums such as in the Eggs Museum located in Moldoviţa, Bucovina. The hand-made designs are passed down from families, differing in colors and patterns depending on which Bucovina village they were made. These Easter ornaments eggs were created by Lucia Condrea.

City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain



The City of the Arts and the Sciences in Valencia, Spain, is an egg-shaped entertainment-complex that is both culturally and architecturally amazing. It has glass windows and floors. The large “eye” is an Imax Cinema. There are three floors and 139,930 square feet of the building which also houses a Planetarium and a Laserium.

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Windy Corner Farm - Eggs Extroidinaire



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Faberge Imperial Eggs



The House of Fabergé made thousands of jeweled eggs from 1885 through 1917. The majority of these were miniature ones that were popular gifts at Eastertide. The most famous eggs were the larger Imperial Easter Eggs made for Alexander III and Nicholas II of Russia.

Fabergé was given complete creative freedom in creating the eggs. The only stipulations were that each egg must be unique and must contain a surprise. The eggs were made with precious metals or hard stones decorated with combinations of enamel and gem stones. The term "Fabergé egg" has become a symbol of luxury and the eggs are regarded as masterpieces of the jeweller's art. Of the 50 made, 42 have survived.

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Egg City



In terms of patience, it would seem to take huge amounts to stack these eggs for a massive sculpture. This "egg city" was built for an avant-garde exhibit in Groninger Museum in Groningen, Netherlands. Avant-garde is experimental or innovative, pushing the boundaries of what one might expect. The Groninger Museum was transformed into a ‘Small Chinese Empire.

A Mosaic Egg

Egg Building in China



The National Centre for the Performing Arts, also known as The Egg, is a 129,000 square foot titanium and glass opera house in Beijing, China. The exterior has over 18,000 titanium plates, more than 1,000 sheets of ultra-white glass, and a low-iron glass with a high rate of light transmission. It cost $468.7 million and seats 5,452 people in three halls, The Opera House, The Hall, and The Theatre. It is said to look like an egg floating on the water; an artificial lake surrounds it. The hallway goes underneath the lake, but with a massive glass ceiling, light shines through the water to give visitors an otherworldly experience. The Egg was designed by French architect Paul Andreu. It held its first concert in 2007.

An Egg Sculpture by Leo Sewell



Years before recycling became de rigueur and repurposing a popular mode for artists, Leo Sewell was sculpting a career as a “found object” artist. For 50 years, Sewell has been experimenting with junk, imbuing rubbish and discarded relics with a second life. As a child, his playground was a naval dump in Annapolis, MD. From there, he’d pick up so many junk items that his parents challenged him to put them to creative use.

Developing his own assemblage technique, Sewell has created 4,000 sculptures over 45 years, all formed of old objects, scrap metal, plastic and wood, assembled with nuts, bolts and screws.

Much of the junk he uses is gathered from the refuse of Philadelphia, where he has lived since 1974.

He selects objects for their color, shape, durability and patina. Individual objects remain recognizable within his sculpture; identifying dinky cars, plastic dice and old badges, for example, intensifies the pleasure of looking at the artwork.

Beautiful Eggs by artist Franc Grom



VRHNIKA, SLOVENIA - Friday, April 10, 2009: Easter Egg works of art created by Slovenian Franc Grom. He drills the eggs with a thousands holes and then turns them into little works of art. (Pic by Expa/NPH/Propaganda)


Stoneware Egg by Jude Howe



Jude's work focuses on organic form. Work may be influenced by the human body or just as often is inspired by patterns from the natural environment or life forms from the Ocean. The relationships between internal and external space are ever present.

Jude regularly works in collaboration with Stan Pile, with whom she shares a Studio


Sitting On Egg Shells

London City Hall



London City Hall is located on the south bank of the River Thames. Its unusual egg-like shape reduces surface area and improves energy efficiency. Inside the ten-story building, a 1,640 foot spiral staircase goes up to an exhibition and meeting space called London s Living Room.

Still Life Oil with a Broken Egg



Here is a more traditional piece of art celebrating the egg titled "Broken Egg Study"

by Jan Stommes

Easter Egg Art



If you click on the photo above you will be taken to see some great samples of Easter egg art........


Stoneware Eggs by John Andersson



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Peter Nebengaus -



From the maker of exquisite and gorgeous porcelain china artifacts, Peter Nebengaus, comes yet another collection of designer porcelain eggs in gold and platinum. The all new PeterNebengausCollection of beautiful designer eggs are manufactured from the best of European porcelain and has enamored these gorgeous pieces of art with gold and platinum.

These new designer eggs are available in 24,34 and 44 centimeters, where the figures measure the height of the eggs. As these porcelain eggs are custom designed, the owners are thereby empowered to get the eggs personalized with the use of personal decorative initials, company logos, a variety of state symbols and art paintings.

One of the most alluring of these decorative art pieces is a gold plated porcelain egg, that has been designed specifically for a Russian politician and the egg carries the the state symbol of the Russian Federation, which is a two headed eagle. This unique personalized porcelain egg measures 34 cms in height and carries true 999-it gold, spanning 27% of the entire egg structure, with a price tag of $15,000.

Another splendid addition to the PeterNebengausCollection is a white porcelain egg, that is studded with a whopping 1,000 Swarovski crystals and carries a price tag of $7,000.

David Hockney - Egg Illustration

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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

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      hmommers 4 years ago

      Delicate! Lovely to read this.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I was so curious about what MOEA and discovered beautiful here. The art of carving eggshells is so inticate. You have a feast for the eyes here for sure! :)

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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

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      Bill Armstrong 4 years ago from Valencia, California

      Got a nice egg from Russia ;) Nice eggs, especially the Faberge Imperial Egg

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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @anonymous: Thanks ?: They do make good art....:)

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      greenj 4 years ago

      Your work is beautiful

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      Penny Pincher G 5 years ago

      beautiful lens

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Beautiful pieces of art eggs can make. Thank you for sharing.

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      @CrazyforCollecting: Hello Crazyforcollecting: You're pretty amazing for all of the attention you've been giving my lenses. Thanks so much, John

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      Enjoyed seeing the unique article ... *blessed*

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      CrazyforCollecting 5 years ago

      Amazing lens! Thanks for sharing.

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      Ram Ramakrishnan 5 years ago

      One of the most delightful lenses that I have visited during the course of my wanderings in Squidoo-land.

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      John Norman Stewart 5 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @Aquavel: Thanks Aquavel: Dali eggs - I love it! I got a chance to see a private collection of Dali paintings in Ohio. The man had 200 plus works in a climatized private gallery right across from the secretarial pool in his factory. Glad you liked the lens....:)

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      Aquavel 5 years ago

      What an absolutely amazing lens! Stunning images! Definitely one of my favorite Squidoo lenses! Congrats on your well deserved purple star! (BTW, when I visited Barcelona a few years ago, I stopped and asked someone what the building we passed was. It had eggs lining the top of it. Turns out it was the Dali Museum.)

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      jeremykim2011 5 years ago

      I love this lens!

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      @delia-delia: Wow....thanks again D, You leave me speechless. Warmest regards, John

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      Delia 5 years ago

      Awesome lens! I love painting on eggs or egg shapes...I love the interesting technique of the Eggs Extraordinaire pictures here. ~d-artist Squid Angel Blessing~

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @ajgodinho: Thanks AJ: Really appreciate your looking at it.....Blessings to you :)

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 6 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Cool! Blessed by a SquidAngel on the Back to School Bus Trip.

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @Bella Stella: Thanks for your comments Bella_Stella: I'm pretty sure that the egg sofa exists and that it's made from real eggs. I don't know if you could sit on it, though...:)

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      Bella Stella 6 years ago

      It is the first time I have heard of egg-art and that museum. Some of the egg shaped creations are real artifacts! I was impressed by the egg-sofa! Does it realegly exist? Are they real eggs???

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @ajgodinho: Thanks ajgodinho: Appreciate your comments....this one was fun to do.

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wow, what an amazing and well presented lens on some unique and creative egg art. Beautifully done! :)

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

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      Stephen Carr 6 years ago from Corona, CA

      Great looking lens. I was born in San Bernardino in 1960.

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      @sorana lm: Thanks Serana...I appreciate your many visits and comments. :) John

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      sorana lm 6 years ago

      Congratulations on the Purple Star ... well deserved. I keep coming back to this lens ... I love it. I'm going to post it on The Squidvertiser lens under the 'Purple Star' lenses.

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      Blackspaniel1 6 years ago

      I prefer the Fabrege' eggs.

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      sorana lm 6 years ago

      Absolutely devine. I just love your lens. I am fascinated by unusual buildings.