A new art campaign dubbed Canismo has showed the world an outstanding group of dogs in an effort to draw public attention to the plight of shelter dogs in Brazil.
The video unveils several dogs walking up to hanging canvases before a stream of nontoxic paint pours on top of them and the inevitable shaking ensues.
The official website of the campaign reads: “Canismo is an artistic movement created by a group of dogs that aims to help with the support and adoption of sheltered animals. The shake of the paint reveals a remarkable exercise of freedom, where each drop of ink bears the stain of prejudice.”
“The combination of different colours in the paintings shows the mixture of breeds, as random and as beautiful as each mongrel dog. …The first phase of the movement Canismo resulted in the creation of 18 unique paintings. Each artist adopted their own combination of colours and used an edible ink exclusively developed for the movement made of corn starch and food colouring.”
“The project’s “artists” wound up creating 18 unique works,” The Huffington Post says. “The “paint” was actually just a mixture of cornstarch and food coloring that was completely edible and harmless.”
The paintings created by a sheltered animals are scheduled to be shown at Perestroika São Paulo on May 9, 2015, where they will be available to purchase during the exhibition. Additionally, donations can be made via Canismo.