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Can animals ever be artists?

 The Conversation 30 March 2019

Anthropologists consider art to be a uniquely human activity in which a person produces something for the aesthetic appreciation of others. But what of the beauty of birdsong? Or the intricacy of courtship dances? Bowerbirds make and decorate what is essentially a twig sculpture to impress their mates. Robert John Young, Professor of Wildlife Conservation at University of Salford examines whether any of these can take on the likes of Damien Hirst. (831 Words) - By Robert John Young, Professor of Wildlife Conservation at University of Salford

Animal Art Great Bowerbird CREDIT Jim Bendon

Bowerbirds make and decorate what is essentially a twig sculpture to impress their mates. Flickr / Jim Bendon

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