Hands as Objects of Art

(an exhibit of artistically enhanced hands showing creative marvels)

Artist Guido Daniele's hand-painted illusions are unique.

When Italian artist Guido Daniele was hired by an advertising agency to create paintings of animals on human bodies, he was enthusiastic about the concept. Daniele said, "I researched each animal in depth to see how I could transfer it to a hand, and then set about bringing it to life."

alligator
Hand as art canvas
bird flying
Hand as an art canvas
cat's face (s) (noun)
Hand as an art canvas

An artistic painting on the hand by Italian artist Guido Daniele.

dog (spotted)
Hand as an art canvas
dog
Hand as an art canvas
eagle
eagle's wing spread
elephant (small)
Hand as an art canvas
elephant
Hand as an art canvas
goose
Hand as an art canvas
gray dog
Hand as an art canvas
leopard
Hand as an art canvas
macau bird
Hand as an art canvas
tiger
Hand as an art canvas
zebra
Hand as an art canvas

More information about Italian artist Guido Daniele is available at his web site.

His paintings take an average of three to four hours to complete. The first time Daniele painted the eagle with outstretched wings it took him ten hours to finish.

Daniele's first painting is still his favorite. "It was the cheetah," he says. "It turned out perfectly the first time and gave me the courage to complete the rest of the set." The rest of the group includes designs for a horse, a panda, and a snake.

One of the most difficult things about his creations is to see them disappear down the drain after they're photographed. "I'm getting used to it," Daniele shrugs. "At least I get to start each day with a fresh canvas."

Compiled from information located in this "Sleight of Hand"
"This artist's illusions are one of a kind" by Lisa Donafee;
Reader's Digest; March, 2007; page 127.

Related "hand" units: cheiro-, chiro-; Dextro and Sinsitro History; Hands: Mechanical Marvels; manu-; palm.