Friday, March 19, 2010

Vintage Dinosaur Art: The Dragons of Eden


I recently picked up a used copy of Carl Sagan's The Dragons of Eden, and the cover folded out to reveal this impressive painting by Don Davis, which was cropped on the fronrt cover in the first edition. You can see a few dinos, including what looks like a Ceratosaurus and two dromaeosaurs frolicking in the background. There's also a well-camouflaged sauropod munching some leaves right above "Adam and Eve."

Like George Solonevich, Davis is more widely known for his space paintings, and his work on planetary models for Sagan's Cosmos series (which is thankfully available at Hulu). More of his dinosaur paintings are on display here.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks - can you put a bigger scan of it up - I don't know how many hours I spent gazing at that painting on the cover as a small child - seeing it now gives me a strange feeling.

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