This year, we on the European mainland will see no less than three exhibitions dedicated to paleoart, the imagination of extinct animals and worlds through art: in Munich, Haarlem and Coburg (opening on May 17th). This takes place against a background of paradigmatic shifts going on in our ideas about how to reconstruct the life of the past, coupled to All Yesterdays, a book published in 2012 by Darren Naish, John Conway and C.M. Kosemen(1). However, the background of this movement is much more diverse than this and I may write about it in the future, so let’s concentrate on the exhibitions for now.
Paleoart history in Munich
February 9, 2020