REASON 25 TO VISIT #ULTIMATEDINOS: THE ART OF JULIUS CSOTONYI
A picture is worth a thousand words, unless it’s made by Canadian palaeo artist, Julius Csotonyi. In his case they are worth ONE KAGILLION WORDS (is that even a number?)!
Because of this already impressive word count, I’m not going to spend too much time talking about this artist’s impressive work. It’s obvious, with the incredible motion it implies to the photo realistic view it gives us into the prehistoric past. You can see the amount of work he puts into his art. It’s almost like an illustrated palaeontology journal article.
I want you to look over these amazing murals Csotonyi made for Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants of Gondwana. They create an incredibly realistic backdrop for our dinosaurs, recreating their habitats and invite you into their world. If you remember the OLD SCHOOL dino gallery at the ROM, you’ll love #ultimatedinos (and we have Csotonyi to thank for making this a reality). Also, if you look closely enough, you’ll notice that skeletons have been mounted in the same positions as their corresponding mural. Blows my mind every time.
I’ve also included a few colouring sheets too! We’ve been creating a ton of murals with all our dinosaur themed family programming, hoping to inspire future Csotonyis!
Finally, one of the greatest moments of our short ROMKids tumblr history, was when Csotonyi commented on it. Still not over how awesome that was.
Learn MORE about honestly the greatest palaeo artist in the industry today!
- Csotonyi’s personal website, blog (Evolutionary Routes), wikipedia page, and facebook page.
- Check this AMAZING interview of Csotonyi by Glendon Mellow of Scientific American, “Secrets of a Paleoart Rockstar: Julius Csotonyi”.
- And here’s another stellar interview from David Hone of the great blog, Archosaur Musings!
Have you visited? What’s your favourite part of #ultimatedinos?
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