These Dogs Are Shaking Paint Everywhere For All The Right Reasons

05/05/2015 05:34 pm ET | Updated May 13, 2015

Forget Beethoven. For these pups, it's perfectly all right to shake to their hearts' content.

A new art campaign called Canismo has given creative freedom to a group of dogs in an effort to raise awareness about the plight of shelter dogs in Brazil. In a video from Canismo, several dogs are seen walking up to hanging canvases before a stream of nontoxic paint pours on top of them and the inevitable shaking ensues.

Watch the video above.

"The shake of the paint reveals a remarkable exercise of freedom, where each drop of ink bears the stain of prejudice," an online description of the project, which benefits the Procure1Amigo shelter, reads.

The project's "artists" wound up creating 18 unique works. The "paint" was actually just a mixture of cornstarch and food coloring that was completely edible and harmless.

If you happen to live in Brazil, the pieces will be shown -- and available for sale -- at the Perestroika Sao Paulo on May 9. If you don't, take a look at some striking stills from the shoot, below.

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