Leonardo da Vinci rightly said: “The artist sees what others only get a glimpse of. We often throw a dead insect out of the house and never look at it again. But have you ever thought about using a dead cockroach to paint on it? Don’t be surprised, you read that right. Filipino artist Brenda Delgado uses the upper body of dead cockroaches to showcase her artistic talents. One of the most bizarre and unconventional canvases for painting has caught people’s attention. Delgado was cleaning his workspace by throwing away dead cockroaches when suddenly the smooth, shiny cockroach wings caught his eye. She looked at the wings closely and wondered if the smooth surface of the cockroach wings could be used as a canvas for painting. Without thinking about it a second time, she did the unexpected. Delgado painted dead cockroaches on the wings.
She took advantage of her Instagram account to share her art. She painted nine cockroaches each with a different theme.
Many artists in the past have recreated the famous “Starry Night”. However, no one has opted for this unique cockroach art. From Monalisa to Vincent Van Gogh‘s “Starry Night”, Delgado has presented fascinating paintings. After the amazing fusion of oil paintings, dead insects seemed to be reborn in art form. Now This, an information portal, posted a video of Delgado, 30, on Twitter painting. The portal captioned it as “This artist paints works of art on the bodies of dead cockroaches, including a replica of Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’.”
This artist paints works of art on the bodies of dead cockroaches, including a replica of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”. ‘said Brenda Delgado. pic.twitter.com/GEPEbxSCCT
– NowThis (@nowthisnews) January 8, 2022
Brenda Delgado also sent an inspiring message to her fellow artists. She said: “To my fellow artists, don’t be afraid to explore your talents and challenge yourself to do the things you think are impossible.” After the video went viral, some praised the artist while others noticed a roach in motion and found it disgusting. One of the users responded to the video saying, “It just sounds cruel. Don’t think that during my last breaths in a hospital bed, I would appreciate someone coming over and painting half of my body. the cockroach is already dead, so be it – but it just seems callous and cruel. Says a lot about the artist’s (lack of) empathy… ‘
It just seems cruel. Don’t think that during my last breaths in a hospital bed, I would appreciate someone coming to paint half of my body. If the cockroach is already dead, so be it, but it just seems callous and cruel. Says a lot about the artist’s (lack of) empathy… – Emily Casanova, PhD (@EmLyWill) January 8, 2022
Other users also criticized the artist for using cockroaches in his paintings.
Blue is alive and moving !! Do we have a shortage of painting papers? – ٰ (@BenMgdm) January 8, 2022
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