Tuesday, 5 November 2013

The Art of Eggs

Eggs As The Subject - A Perfect Form

Eggs are depicted often in art - as symbols of life, birth and fertility they form important iconic images in many if not most cultures.

The best-known perhaps is the Easter Egg but this is only one example of a multitude of depictions of the egg in art. Here are some other great examples of the egg as an art form and as a subject in art.

As a symbol of new life or rebirth or just for their beautiful shape, eggs have been both the subject of and the medium or canvas for art in all forms.

Egg and Water is used under a Creative Commons license from Steve A Johnson

Eggs For Breakfast

Can't Beat 'Em! Oh, wait - that's eggsactly what you do!

Focus On The Simple Beauty Of The Egg Form

I love having eggs for breakfast. It has become a Sunday morning favourite in our house. I especially love scrambled eggs. We add a splash of orange juice to the beaten eggs before adding to the pan, stir in some chopped chives and a dollop of sour cream and serve on hot toast sprinkled with chopped parsely. Yum! And who doesn't love a strip or two of crispy bacon with this delicious meal?

Photographic Posters of Eggs

As Sculptural Forms, as Food Photography or Holiday Art

Chinese Cloisonne Eggs

Beautifully Detailed and Intricate Designs

Eggs on a Plate

by Salvador Dali

Eggs on a Plate
 I have always loved Salvador Dali's art. The very surreal nature of it has fascinated and intrigued me since I was a teenager. The one regret I have is not taking the time while I was traveling in Europe to visit the Museum dedicated to his art in Barcelona. Thanks to the internet it is now possible to do a virtual tour of this gallery. Not the same I know, but better than nothing!

Take a virtual tour of the Figueres Dalí Theatre-Museum

Eggs on a Plate Art Print Salvador Dali 9 in. x 11 in.  
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Unique Eggshell Mosaic Items

So Delicate, So Lovely

Faberge Egg Poster

The Exquisite Russian Art of Eggs

Easter Egg in the Form of a Vase Containing Flowers, 1899 (Metal & Enamel)

In 1885, Czar Alexander III wanted to give his wife, the Empress Maria Fedorovna a special Easter gift. This took the form of a golden egg which opened to reveal a clock. This in turn opened to reveal a hen inside of which was a tiny diamond replica of the imperial crown. This so delighted Maria that the Czar employed Carl Faberge to create a new gift every year. After the Czar's death his son continued the tradition. In all there were 52 Tsar Imperial Easter Eggs created.

Easter Egg in the Form of a Vase Containing Flowers, 1899 (Metal & Enamel)
Giclee Print Carl Faberge 
18 in. x 24 in.
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Faberge Style Egg Boxes

Inspired by and Modelled on the Classic Faberge Egg

Find more Faberge Style Egg Boxes

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