600 million years,
9 meters long and 4 meters tall.
These are the record numbers of Andrea Baucon’s Paleobiologica, a series of large-sized artworks celebrating the evocative power of Paleontology. It is not a case that Paleobiologica accompanied Dinoexpo, world’s largest traveling exhibition about dinosaurs, hosted by the UNESCO Geopark Naturtejo (Portugal).
This symbiotic relationship between science and esthetics makes Paleobiologica more than simply an art exhibit. Intended as a visual narration of biological evolution, Paleobiologica traverses deep time through the diversity of life. Each painting corresponds either to a fossil site or a moment in geological time; past ecosystems have been reconstituted through a meticulous scientific approach. This book features full-color illustrations of works in Paleobiologica, along with texts that explore the scientific research behind the exhibition. A short foreword by Andrea Baucon explains the history and ideas behind this event. This is followed by a lavish full-colour portfolio of the paleontologic visions, ranging from Ediacaran underwater scenarios to a 36-metre-square Mesozoic landscape and a snow-covered panorama with mammoth