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Since I added #art as one of my keywords on tumblweeds and do plan on doing a photo story and putting up some of my own palaeo-artworks, I thought I’d take the time to showcase some of the palaeo-artists I personally enjoy. I posted an image from Libor Bálák not too long ago. Below are just a sample of the amazing palaeo-artists whose work I have come to enjoy and admire. They are definitely worth checking out. All images have been linked back to and credited to their original creators.
First up is John Gurche. He is an American artist who does artistic, scientifically accurate reconstructions for prehistoric life of all sorts, including “cavemen”. You’ve probably seen his art around. It’s appeared in National Geographic. I think his Neanderthals are handsome. Let’s have a look:
Mid-construction H. neanderthalensis
Finished H. neanderthalensis. I wonder about his lack of chest hair.
Next up is Emmanuel Roudier . French artist. Most of his work is in French including his graphic novel series Neandertal. His art is wonderful, appealing and expressive. I just cannot get over how much I love it. Check it out:
An uncoloured comic panel.
Image of the burial of the Old Man of La Chapelle
This one is just adorable. This is from Ao Petit Neandertal
The last up for this installment is Libor Bálák. Bálák is Czech. His website is not in English but it is fairly straightforward to figure out regardless. I posted an image of his before. He does reconstructions of remains and various archaeological artifacts from mainly the Upper Palaeolithic:
A current and reconstructed image of the Sunghir boy. I think he is called Sunghir 2.
A really mundane image of prehistoric life in the moment. This is Sunghir again. Showcasing the beads found in the graves.
This guy showcased here is from Chauvet. Bálák’s interpretations of the art left behind by these Palaeolithic folk often gives the interesting perspective of how they possibly viewed what they were making. As if getting right into the mind of the artist.