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What if your four-year-old could do this?
“Aelita Andre is a four-year-old abstract painter of Russian heritage and the youngest professional painter in the world.
Her paintings continue to sell around the world to international buyers and she has been compared to Jackson Pollock by the press and her visionary style to Salvador Dali and Wassily Kandinsky.”

“Rarely do we have the privilege of witnessing the act of creation in a child who is so dedicated and single-minded. There is a sheer joy and pleasure in the act of painting, the feel of the paints and process of combining colours. Often Aelita will sing or have a running commentary while painting.”

http://www.aelitaandreart.com/

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i am completely spellbound by this video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

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Ano ni moose

Reminds me of Akiane Kramarik.

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Anonymous

I think what makes abstract art is controversial enough. Throw in a “child-at-play” setting and the watch the trolls go wild. 

I like what I see, though. And so I read up. Parents are artists (expected). So there is nurturing, encouragement and expertise to help her develop and explore her talent. Here is a nice old article I dug up. She was “discovered” at barely 2 years!http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2009/01/07/1231004105005.html

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one word.  wow! thanks for sharing. love your site. 🙂

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I don’t really know and understand art like this, but watching her paint is mesmerizing. If you really watched the video you’d notice that what she does while painting is deliberate and not just random spilling of paint or random brush strokes.

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nicole

check this out. fantastic documentary on another 4 year old ‘prodigy’. 
http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi3281715481/

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CVS Reply:

thanks!

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loving montessori principles…

“Free the child’s
potential, and you will transform him into the world” – maria montessori
 

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charlie

any kid given that amount of paint and time can do this. nothing remarkable. [Reply]Anonymous Reply:June 9th, 2011 at 6:54 AMI wonder if you got kids.  I think only a parent will be able to appreciate and be amazed by what a four-year-old kid can do.  My daughter grew up watching Art Attack and one day, we went home and almost had a Heart Attack!  Our shoes, slippers, paper plates, tumblers, pens, picture frames — anything and everything the little hands of a four-year-old can reach and carry were on the floor, artfully arranged and heart-shaped.  It was the way she decided how… Read more »

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I wonder if you got kids.  I think only a parent will be able to appreciate and be amazed by what a four-year-old kid can do.  My daughter grew up watching Art Attack and one day, we went home and almost had a Heart Attack!  Our shoes, slippers, paper plates, tumblers, pens, picture frames — anything and everything the little hands of a four-year-old can reach and carry were on the floor, artfully arranged and heart-shaped.  It was the way she decided how and where to place each object that put a certain artistic flair in what she did.  She might not be Aelita… Read more »

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I can’t paint/draw/sketch to save my own life and when I read that this little girl is being compared to friggin’ Jackson Pollock and Kandinsky at FOUR YEARS old, I figured this video would want me to hang myself. But watching her was amazing. It’s not so much about the end-product for me (some of them I like, some of them look like paint cans exploded on them) as much as it is about her process. There’s definitely a process, something very deliberate about all of it, which is amazing to see in someone her age. Like when she painted… Read more »

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my kid just asked if she could do this too..i shouldn’t have shown her.i have all the paints and canvases in the house.O_o

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go bea!

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i like some of her color combinations. yung iba di masyado. pero good luck to the little girl!

i wish i too can wear a tutu and throw/splatter paint all day and not be made to clean up the mess. whattalife!

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There’s no way this little girl is not getting some form of instruction or suggestion from someone (her parents most likely). The masks and cotton balls are not ordinary toddler stuff and she seems to be simply picking up whichever container of paint is within her easy reach. Any child can come up with something “artistic” if you give him/her a big canvas and an assortment of paints. Anyway, I wish Aelita success. I just don’t get the hype.  [Reply]Negatron Reply:June 8th, 2011 at 3:53 PMAt first it did seem like she’s just a child playing with paint. But as… Read more »

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At first it did seem like she’s just a child playing with paint. But as the video goes on, you can see that there’s a method to the way she paints. It’s not just randomly splashing colors on canvas. She thinks about color combination and different splatter effects. For sure she was taught at first how to do this and of course she was provided with the materials like the masks. But her output after the initial instruction shows that she is indeed an artist. Although she may not know that she is artistic or know that her work is… Read more »

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Although I do want to see her mix some paints herself (because some of her color combinations are great), it is in the way she paints with deliberation that is remarkable. At one point, she even went on to explain her strokes. Yes I agree that “Any child can come up with something “artistic” if you give him/her a big canvas and an assortment of paints”, but I don’t think any child would have the patience to see a painting through past the first few strokes, let alone past one canvas. Most 4 year olds I know have short attention… Read more »

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the kid has amazing talent for mixing colors. the end product looks so professional!!! oh,  i saw her gallery. a painting starts at $4800. i would see myself buying her paintings (if i can afford it, is another story hehe). amazing!!! 

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Tessa Cruz

Amazing kid! Only, the pediatric physical therapist in me kept thinking: “W-sitting! Get the kid out of W-sitting and save her hip joints!” 🙂  

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CVS Reply:

is W sitting bad?

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Toshi Reply:

I’m 33 and I still W-sit! Bawal? omg!

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I’m 33 and I still W-sit! Bawal? omg!

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Yssa Inumerable

hindi siya gumamit ng Crayola Washable Kids Paint 🙂

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so profound! batang may laban 🙂

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Christine

I hope that’s non-toxic paint!

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CVS Reply:

me too!

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Zarah Hernaez Reply:

after i finished the entire thing..ako napagod for her..child labor itech..

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Topaz Horizon Reply:

Actually, that’s what I also thought. I was thinking the fumes, the chemicals, haha. But yes, she’s adorable. I’m impressed but I want to wait for her to grow up.

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Actually, that’s what I also thought. I was thinking the fumes, the chemicals, haha. But yes, she’s adorable. I’m impressed but I want to wait for her to grow up.

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Really amazing kid. Her color choices are mind blowing. It’s otherworldly.  Though I feel for the mother who washes her clothes. 🙂

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wow…

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Weblings Reply:

what a mess!  my kids just freaked out watching this video.

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Weblings

what a mess!  my kids just freaked out watching this video.

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