- Thursday, August 29, 2019 12:57:46 PM
Can apes make art? - Radboud Universiteit
Make Art Projects The book Kijk op Krabbels by Ignace Schretlen is the conclusion of twenty-five years of research on apes as part of an eponymous study on the origins of creativity. In his art, artist-researcher Schretlen compares drawings and paintings made by apes to those made by young children. While the similarities are striking, they can't be considered art. The book was inspired by make exhibition at the Belgian Verbeke Foundation on all of the ape art Schretlen has collected and studied since the s. What's fascinating is the striking similarity between the drawings and paintings made by apes and those made by preschool-age children.