Three year old Aelita Andre can’t even tie her own shoelaces yet, but her paintings have been featured in famous art galleries, around the world.
Young Aelita appeared in the media spotlight, last year, when she appeared in The Age magazine. At just two years of age this Australian artist had her paintings exhibited in a gallery, in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Reactions weren’t as positive as you might imagine, as most of the media criticized the girl’s parents for exploiting and manipulating her.
But Aelita’s parents ignored malicious comments and encouraged their child to pursued her passion. According to her father, all they do is encourage her every gesture, whether it be dumping an entire can of paint on the canvas, or putting it on her clothes. Everything she does is original, and that’s why her art is so highly appreciated. As for the accusations of the parents making money off of Aelita’s artworks, they deny anything of the sort and claim all the money goes into a trust fund, for the artist to use when she’s all grown up.
And with 32 soled paintings, so far, for prices that go up to $26,000, Aelita has raised a small fortune, most of us only dream of, even when we’re all grown up.
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