It’s the time of year when eggs, especially the chocolate variety, might be on your mind. But how have eggs been represented through art?
Some artists show eggs in their natural environment, for example you’ll see eggs in the delicate mossy nest in William Henry Hunt’s painting above. But look at the string of colourful eggs in Pierre Roy’s painting below, and we see eggs away from their home in nature, instead used as a wall hanging in a mysterious room of objects.
Barbara Hepworth made the oval-shaped sculpture below using plaster and it feels like it would be smooth but heavy.
In this painting the artist has chosen to create a room that is simple and plain, allowing the different coloured eggs and their patterned dish to be the main focus.
This poster below of the truck carrying an egg was made for an exhibition in 1997. The theme of the exhibition was eggs.
Are you making any egg-inspired art or other Easter creations this week? If so, we’d love to see them on My Gallery.