As the largest and most successful public art exhibit in the world, the CowParade event has been staged all over the globe for almost 20 years running. A small art event that started in Switzerland has swiftly made its way to London, Mexico, Taipei, Hong Kong, and more. But what do you really know about the CowParade? Let’s find out more below.
Here are facts about the CowParade that you probably didn’t know.
The CowParade has made over 5,000 cows
With over 10,000 artists involved in the art exhibit, it is no wonder why we’ve seen as many as 5,000 uniquely created cows to date. In fact, you will find cows painted from artists of all backgrounds, ages, and expert levels. With both professional and amateur, you will find young emerging artists hand-in-hand with famous seniors working to create beautiful pieces.
Cows are Universal
As a commonly asked question, cos are a universally loved animal as they represent different meanings to different countries around the world. Cows are also sacred, historical and even has been said to connect us to our past. Cows are truly magical animals and work even better as a canvas for art.
As a canvas, cows provide flexibility, form, and drama with subtle, yet refined angles to create beauty from a simple canvas. The basic form of the cow allows artists to alter, morph, and transform them into complete opposite objects. In fact, out of the 5,000 said cows there are no two cows alike.
Who contributes to the CowParade?
Generally, the cows of the CowParade are painted by local artists that range from amateur levels to professional designers. The artists who are interested in taking part of the event will go through an open call process which targets artists, TV ads, newspapers, and more to organize with the local arts. The event even offers a portfolio where submissions are selected by event sponsors.
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