Monday, January 30, 2012

New Title

1) Milner, Richard. Charles R. Knight: The Artist Who Saw Through Time. 2012. Abrams. Hardbound: 180 pages. Price: $40.00 U.S.

SUMMARY: American wildlife artist Charles R. Knight (1874–1953) spent a lifetime creating some of the first paintings and sculptures of dinosaurs, mammoths, and cavemen that were both spectacularly beautiful and scientifically accurate. For generations, his work has inspired scientists, artists, and filmmakers all over the world. This richly illustrated celebration of Knight’s artwork gathers together famous and never-before-seen paintings, sculptures, sketches, and murals. In addition to a new biographical essay, it also features excerpts from Knight’s extensive writings about extinct and modern animals. Above all, it provides a refreshing new look at Knight’s lifelong quest to depict the range of animal species, his struggles with failing eyesight, his desire for artistic independence, and his deep sense of kinship with Ice Age cave artists.
RECOMMENDATION: A must have for those with an interest in paleoart!
                                                    Leaping Laelaps
                                                       Cave Painting

1 comment:

  1. Shalom & Erev tov...CRK lived long enough to know how indebted Marcel Delgado/Willis O'Brien were to his early work (albeit with wrong anatomical posturing in CRK) 1925, OBie/Delgado had a T. rex in THE LOST WORLD which was lively, fluid in motion, and a joy to see -- far more alive than the 1932/1933 tyrannosaur of CREATION/KONG, although when OBie showed me a photograph of the 1932/1933 (I still have it), he was justifiably proud of the detailing, and admitted to me that the tyrannosaur could have easily killed Kong. Ah, well. Mr Milner's book is a marvellous quantum 'time machine'. STEPHAN PICKERING / Chofetz Chayim benAvraham
    Jewish Dinosaurologist