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, ...
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.
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.
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:/
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