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Eye-popping art that bring tears to your eyes

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 - 01:18

Oct. 10 - Argentine painter Leandro Granato shows a real eye for art as he snorts watercolor paints up his nose and weeps them onto canvas to create works of art. Tara Cleary reports.

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Argentine artist Leandro Granato's eccentric painting technique is making quite a splash. Granato snorts watercolor paint up his nose and then squirts it from his eyes onto a canvas. SOUNDBITE: Leandro Granato, artist, saying (Spanish): "The technique consists of introducing the paint through the nose cavity, through the nose and using pressure to expel it and induce the tear. I can create a stream of short or long tears to paint." And his tears are not in vain - Granato's works fetch thousands of U.S. dollars in art markets. Each painting takes between 15 minutes and one month to finish and uses about three cups of paint. And because of this unique method, buyers also get a video when they acquire an artwork. SOUNDBITE: Leandro Granato, artist, saying (Spanish): "To verify my works I set up a camera and for every painting I do, I have an original video. So, when a person wants to acquire a painting, they get a certified painting with a video that proves what was painted." And if you think all those colors might blur Granato's artistic vision, then wipe away those tears - the artist says his paints are made from a special formula and so don't damage his eyes.

Eye-popping art that bring tears to your eyes

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 - 01:18

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