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Picturing the Past

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Featuring nearly 100 works of art aimed to faithfully recreate life on prehistoric Earth, 'Picturing the Past' gives us what we believe to be the best artistic interpretation of life before man. The exhibit also includes abstract, woven and sculpted expressions of terrestrial history.

#PaleoArt - New Visions of Ancient Creatures | @SciFri | #video

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Paleoartist and science illustrator Gabriel Ugueto shares how he resurrects ancient organisms by starting with a single bone and working his way from inside out. The video was a production of ScienceFriday.

How #dinosaurs are brought back to life--through art | @john_pickrell @NatGeo | #paleoart

A National Geographic story by John Pickrell that looks at how paleoartists bring their prehistoric visions to life from the Picturing the Past exhibit @NMMNHS.Thoughts and artwok by Brian Engh, Matt Celesky, Beth Zaiken and Gabriel N. U.

The Surprising Evolution of Dinosaur Drawings |The Atlantic

Asher Elbein describes the differing approaches to paleoart since the 1800s by focusing on two recently published paleoart books: Taschen's Paleoart: Visions of the Prehistoric Past by Zoe Lescaze and Titan Books' Dinosaur Art II: The Cutting Edge of Paleoart by Steve White. Links to works of featured paleoartists are included in the article.

 

Here's What We Used to Think #Dinosaurs Looked Like | @NatGeo | #paleoart #book #interview

Simon Warrall interviews Zoe Lescaze on her Paleoart: Visions of the Prehistoric Past book.

Today many of the first "paleoart" masterpieces lie gatheing dust in museum storage rooms, their creators forgotten. But these paintings once attracted large audiences, aroused intense controversy, and deeply influenced later visions of prehistory, from King Kong to Fantasia, ...

All the #Dinosaurs You Love Were Created by #Artists | @Crixeo | #paleoart

Katherine DM Clover (@Postnuc_mama) describes the influence of paleoartists visual representations of prehistoric creatures on culture through examples of Charles Knight, Gregory Paul and their present-day collaboration with paleontologists.

New scientific data, and fresh interpretations of old data, can lead to massive shifts in our understanding of the past.

#Paleoart: the strange history of #dinosaurs in #art – in pictures | @guardian

A series of eight classic examples of paleoart from 1853 to 1990 from Taschen's new paleoart book, Paleoart: Visions of the Prehistoric Past by writer Zoe Lescaze and artist Walton Ford.

 

Palaeoart Memes and the Unspoken Status Quo in Palaeontological Popularization | by @TetZoo | #PopPalaeo

A discussion of paleoart memes--the repeated themes of detail, composition and design of fossil animals--through four examples. A link to the Popularizing Paleontolgy conference website with videos of talks is provided http://www.poppalaeo.com/>.

Picturing Dinosaurs | Tor.com

A wonderful and varied collection of dinosaur artwork.