Paleoart & Paleoartists

Sat, 2020-06-27

If you’ve ever walked around a museum and explored a dinosaur exhibit, you’ve probably seen a drawing, painting, or illustration of those peculiar beasts that lived millions of years ago. Sometimes, it’s a sketch of the full skeleton of a ...

Sat, 2020-02-01

Our understanding of dinosaurs is undergoing a revolution. Thanks to new research, animals that were until recently depicted with a sleek coat...

Sat, 2019-12-28

Discovered in 1866 in a New Jersey marl pit, Dryptosaurus was the first partially-complete skeleton of a...

Sun, 2017-07-23

Since the early 19th century, artists have depicted colourful – if sometimes fictional – dinosaurs and prehistoric environments, mingling science with unbridled fantasy. This art is the subject of a new book: Paleoart...

Fri, 2019-08-30

The U.S. Postal Service salutes the dinosaur that dominated the tail end of the dinosaur age with new Forever stamps depicting the awe-inspiring...

Fri, 2019-02-01

While it’s impossible for any scientists or artist to say that their understanding or recreation of a dinosaur is 100% accurate, science gets closer to this goal as new discoveries are made. Let’s take some time to dive in and see how the process brings these...

Fri, 2019-06-07

Most people know what a Tyrannosaurus rex looked like. Its snarling teeth, slashing tail and tiny arms make it one of the most...

Wed, 2019-04-03

"Shared passion for an obscure topic is what binds scientists and artists," celebrated paleoartist Ray Troll tells us in an email. "They're both curiosity-driven." He would know. Based in Alaska, Troll builds on...

Thu, 2018-05-31

Art and science can seem like they are worlds apart, but in the work of palaeontologist Julian Hume, they are constantly colliding.

Sun, 2018-05-20

Large, bird-like dinosaurs weighing up to 2 metric tons possibly made nests and sat on their eggs, specially arranging them so as to avoid crushing the eggshells, an international study by researchers including a scientist from Nagoya University has found. ...

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