Artistic Genius at Five Years Old

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Aelita began painting at just two years of age, yet her astonishing works have been exhibited in both Australia and the USA, her cheapest artworks now fetching over £3,000 each, all monies placed in a trust fund for her till she comes of age.

Artistic Genius at Five Years Old


It may seem incredible, but in the crazy world of art that hits the right buttons, five-year-old Australian girl Aelita Andre - having at her tender age already earned, from her paintings, well over £100,000 - has been quite aptly dubbed youngest professional artist in the world.

Apparently, Aelita began painting at just two years of age, yet her astonishing works have been exhibited in both Australia and the USA, her cheapest artworks now fetching over £3,000 each, all monies placed in a trust fund for her till she comes of age.
Russian-born Nikka Kalashnikova, her mother, claims to have quickly realised that the painting technique her daughter employed at playschool set her apart, due to her uncanny sense of colour, composition and her ability to concentrate on the task at hand. This was, for a toddler, highly focussed, Aelita often spending over an hour working away, where more usually is it for kids to paint only for two or three minutes before getting bored.

Their home is naturally very chaotic, a riot of composition and colour that catches the imagination right away. Nearly the entire downstairs area of their Melbourne house is devoted to Aelita and her studio, brushes, spray cans, glitter, craft materials are paint everywhere you look. Her massive canvases covered with bright splashes of colour, often with twigs, children's toys and feathers stuck on them as well.

Completed works take up what little space remains, stacked neatly against walls - her parents making everything ready for shipment to New York - where her next major exhibition in is to be staged in June 2012. The New York gallery involved states on their website that Aelita's paintings are powerful and contemplative, offering a vision of the emancipated, creative, subconscious mind of a child artistic genius

It has been suggested by critics that her parents must influence the art Aelita produces, but her mother refutes this utterly, stating that the girl is her own person, who produces so much art simply because she absolutely loves doing it. Nikki feels she could never push her child into doing anything she didn't want to do, nor would she try.
Her father recently produced a video of Aelita painting a canvas from start to finish, just to demonstrate that she is not influenced by any adult in what she does. In some respects, it is irrelevant whether all this is just clever hype or raw talent, Aelita Andre - at only five - is earning more for her art than many professional artists do in their entire life times.

Next time you see an expensive work of art work and think that your child kid have painted that, remember Aelita, and reflect on the fact that by the time this girl reaches the age to leave school, she will already be set for life, even if her artistic ability should disappear without trace, as so often happens with the very young. let us hope, for the sake of art lovers everywhere, that her talent simply continues to develop, for who knows what wonders she might create in future years?

Art Two

Apparently, Aelita began painting at just two years of age, yet her astonishing works have been exhibited in both Australia and the USA, her cheapest artworks now fetching over £3,000 each, all monies placed in a trust fund for her till she comes of age.

Russian-born Nikka Kalashnikova, her mother, claims to have quickly realised that the painting technique her daughter employed at playschool set her apart, due to her uncanny sense of colour, composition and her ability to concentrate on the task at hand. This was, for a toddler, highly focussed, Aelita often spending over an hour working away, where more usually is it for kids to paint only for two or three minutes before getting bored.

Art Three

Their home is naturally very chaotic, a riot of composition and colour that catches the imagination right away. Nearly the entire downstairs area of their Melbourne house is devoted to Aelita and her studio, brushes, spray cans, glitter, craft materials are paint everywhere you look. Her massive canvases covered with bright splashes of colour, often with twigs, children's toys and feathers stuck on them as well.

Completed works take up what little space remains, stacked neatly against walls - her parents making everything ready for shipment to New York - where her next major exhibition in is to be staged in June 2012. The New York gallery involved states on their website that Aelita's paintings are powerful and contemplative, offering a vision of the emancipated, creative, subconscious mind of a child artistic genius

Art Four

It has been suggested by critics that her parents must influence the art Aelita produces, but her mother refutes this utterly, stating that the girl is her own person, who produces so much art simply because she absolutely loves doing it. Nikki feels she could never push her child into doing anything she didn't want to do, nor would she try.
Her father recently produced a video of Aelita painting a canvas from start to finish, just to demonstrate that she is not influenced by any adult in what she does. In some respects, it is irrelevant whether all this is just clever hype or raw talent, Aelita Andre - at only five - is earning more for her art than many professional artists do in their entire life times.

Art Five

Next time you see an expensive work of art work and think that your child kid have painted that, remember Aelita, and reflect on the fact that by the time this girl reaches the age to leave school, she will already be set for life, even if her artistic ability should disappear without trace, as so often happens with the very young. let us hope, for the sake of art lovers everywhere, that her talent simply continues to develop, for who knows what wonders she might create in future years?

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