Wayne Barlowe – Oviraptor (c) Wayne Barlowe

Good article by Dave Hone in The Guardian about “Paleoart” – the art of reconstructing dinosaurs from their skeletons. The article also has a link to some interesting interviews with the artists who produce these illustrations.

This kind of illustration shares a lot with my own line of work – archaeological reconstructions; it’s all about the way in which science uses art to communicate difficult ideas and complex subject matter to a broad audience.

We all know it, but it’s worth reminding ourselves: whether it’s factual information or emotional response, art is at its best when it’s used as a communication tool – acting as a bridge not just between people, but between minds.

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