Hey, I’m Glendon Mellow, a fine artist & illustrator, and I blog about art, evolution, copyright and atheism at The Flying Trilobite and you can see my portfolio here . This is my first post on Mad Art Lab, and thanks to Amy for the invitation and to Brian for feedback! Fed up with the discussions for accommodating religious beliefs at the expense of science, I made a tweet into a painting . Tweet: “I’m thinking scientific accommodation of religion is akin to letting someone take your King’s Rook off the board because you’re winning.”
Amy Maxmen, contributor (Image: Gustav Klimt) Zeus covertly impregnated Danaë, the legendary princess of Argos, by disguising himself as golden coins, which streamed into the princess's locked chamber and ran down her thighs like raindrops as she slept. Danaë's father had imprisoned the princess to shield her from men because of a prediction that his future grandson would one day kill him. The disguised Zeus gave Danaë a son, and destiny took its course. Despite the richness of this entire myth, the erotic moment of Zeus's conquest has been a favourite among artists for centuries, as it symbolises the victory of passion and creativity over repression - or perhaps just because it's the steamiest scene.
In the Victorian England there was a vivid interest in natural sciences, especially geology, and it was also a time of radical ideas and controversial new hypothesis - like uniformitarianism, glacial theory and evolution. There was a large audience for caricatures. When direct criticism wasn't possible due gentleman's agreement, cartoons provided anyway an indirect way in which t he artist or commissioning geologist could criticize a hypothesis or theoretical position. The most famous ca ricatures, depicted many times in books dealing with geology and palaeontology, were produced by the English geologist Henry De la Beche (1796-1855) to lampoon the theories of Charles Lyell and ot her contemporaries. The prominent " Professor Ichthyosaurus", depicted in the cartoon entitled " Awful Changes " (drawn in 1830), was considered for a long time to be inspired by William Buckland (1784-1856) and his teaching methods.
It's a method of art reminiscent of Jackson Pollack's abstract drip paintings.
Today we have a recent roundup of animals making the news - from the study of newly identified species to genetic modification, to racing, hunting, play, rescue and preservation. From a minuscule frog to an albino whale, fluorescent fish to a deep-sea Chimera, collected here are a handful of recent photographs of animals and our interactions with them, as companions, caretakers, observers, hunters and stewards. ( 57 photos total ) <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Two spinosaurs chat about good fishing spots. Illo by Susan Swan. Vintage Dinosaur Art posts have been heavy on the historical stuff lately, but now that I've got a new scanner and it's hooked up and humming, I'm digging into the stack of old dinosaur books I have sitting on my ancient CPU. One of the reasons I started this series was to bring light to artists whose body of work isn't defined by prehistoric worlds, who may have only dipped into dinosaurs for one or two titles.
This is a reply to the question: What is Palaeo -Art? This is an individual opinion on this topic. To read a number of different peoples' answer to this question click this link here . If you have your own answer, read the last paragraph of this post for details on how to get yours posted. Craig once again weighing in on this topic.
The Eden Project in Cornwall, UK, is home to the biggest greenhouse in the world - and it now has a giant viewing platform that looks out over the rainforest it contains. At 55 metres tall, the platform is taller than the Tower of London. The Eden Project opened to the public in 2001, and is made up of a number of giant domes called "biomes" that house plant species from all over the world. Now, visitors can get a bird's-eye view of the rainforest biome, seeing giant tress such as kapok and balsa, and even resident wildlife such as tree frogs and tiny birds known as Sulawesi white-eyes .