Twitter reacts to painting that got a 2 out of 5 in middle school art class: “It’s genius, so why?!”
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Tiwtter user and medical student お茶 Ocha (@integral_ashida) posted a photo of a painting that he did for art class when he was in middle school.
In many Japanese middle schools, assignments are graded on a 5-point scale, with 5 being the highest grade and 1 the lowest. Ocha's painting received a grade of 2, which is relatively poor.
However, when you look at his painting, you may think: "How could this be when his work is so creative?"
Reproduced with permission from お茶 Ocha (@integral_ashida)
The assignment Ocha was given was to draw a centaur, a creature from Greek mythology with the upper body of a human and the lower body and legs of a horse.
However, Ocha decided to flip the human to horse ratio and depicted the centaur with the upper body of a horse and the lower body of a human!
Traditional centaurs are depicted with four legs, but Ocha's 'centaur' stands upright with two legs like a human.
The painting elicited numerous comments such as:
Perhaps with his painting, Ocha was expressing his budding interest in medicine, and he already knew that Hippocrates means "superior in horses."