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Eggs

Magritte Remix – Marco Melgrati

How many things you can do with eggs, you ever thought of that? Someone did, and it’s still going on, especially in art, where eggs have become one of the most inspiring food stuffs ever. Laid by female animals of many different species, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and fish, eggs have been eaten by humans for thousands of years.

The most commonly consumed eggs are the ones from chickens which were brought to Sumer and Egypt by 1500 BCE, and arrived in Greece around 800 BCE, where the quail had been the primary source of eggs.

Wasted Youth (25 Ashbourne Ave), 2008 – Petros Chrisostomou
Salvador Dalí in his House in Portlligat (Cadaqués, Spain)
Aerial Girl – Easter photo postcard (1909)
Owl Egg – Doodle Duo

A popular Easter tradition in some parts of the world is a decoration of hard-boiled eggs — usually by dying, but often by spray-painting. A similar tradition of egg painting exists in areas of the world influenced by the culture of Persia. Before the spring equinox in the Persian New Year tradition — called Norouz —, each family member decorates a hard-boiled egg and sets them together in a bowl.

And perhaps that’s just the starting point from which a long series of experiments has grown steadily over the years until our digital era.

What Came First – Kyle Bean
Egg Ships – Mariana Gomez
Possessed Egg – Daniel Sherekin
Life Egg – Samuel Hardidge
Egg Island – Djajakarta
Lightegg – Stephen Mcmennamy
Eggle – Anthony Hearsey
Hard Egg – Juan Monge
Sunny-Side Up Flowers – Shusaku Takaoka
Egg Back – Sucker Tom
Footegg – Christoph Niemann
Livestrong – Christopher Chiappa at the Kate Werble Gallery (NY, 2015)
Sunny-Side Up Egg – Anna Devís and Daniel Rueda
Maternity – Andrey Korotich
Final Faberge Egg – Horiyan
Egg Lamp – Vnarts
Sunny-Side Up – Chika Takei
Sunny-Side Up System
Masked Eggs – Petar Prgomet
Egg Terrier – Pennylane
Terrier Eggs
Sunny-Side Cat
20egg1 – Scott Radke

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