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26 08, 2010

Triceratops Art

By | August 26th, 2010|Dinosaur Fans, Photos|0 Comments

Talented Artists Show Off Their Dinosaur Drawing Skills

Team members at Everything Dinosaur came across this super Triceratops dinosaur artwork, created by Australian artist Kate Rohde.  As a supplier of dinosaur books, including dinosaur colouring books, we do get sent lots of dinosaur drawings but nothing quite as colourful as this particular picture.

An Artistic Triceratops

Kate's wonderful Triceratops.

Kate’s wonderful Triceratops.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Clever Melbourne based artist Kate Rohde, a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, has been inspired by feathered dinosaurs to create some unique pieces of artwork in support of an Australian fashion event.  We loved this very colourful, predominately pink Triceratops.  It certainly is one of the most visually stunning interpretations of “Three-horned Face” that we have come across.

To view Everything Dinosaur’s range of dinosaur books to help inspire young artists, including dinosaur colouring books: Dinosaur Colouring Books and the Dinosaur Book Collection

26 08, 2010

Feathered Dinosaurs Inspire Australian Artist

By | August 26th, 2010|Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal News Stories, Educational Activities, Main Page|0 Comments

Feathered Dinosaurs Inspire Artist (Renaissance Dinosaur)

Melbourne based artist Kate Rohde, a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, has been inspired by feathered dinosaurs to create some unique pieces of artwork in support of an Australian fashion event.

Working in collaboration with Sydney based fashion label Romance was born, Kate has helped create an elaborate installation of lurid, feathered, paper mache dinosaurs, prehistoric animals and other creatures inspired by the clothing company’s designs.

The Archaeopteryx Sculpture from Kate Rohde

Picture Credit: Kate Rohde/KW Gallery

Part of the fashion collection is based around a Jurassic colour scheme and Kate’s vibrant sculptures made from synthetic fur, fabric and other modern materials provide an excellent accompaniment to the art/fashion installation.

The exhibition brings together sculpture, clothing, wall-paper, material and other unique objects of interest in a display where a fusion of art and creative activities meets fashion.

A Gorgeously Vibrant Tyrannosaurus rex

T. rex

Picture Credit: Kate Rohde/KW Gallery

Whilst scientists are quite confident that dinosaurs had colour vision and many of them were indeed feathered, no one can be sure for certain what colour dinosaurs were.  Kate’s interpretations certainly paint a picture of bright and colourful creatures from the Mesozoic – but nobody can tell her she is wrong, her interpretation is as good as the most accomplished palaeontologist.

Her characteristic intricate resin detailing is located in a number of pieces and her own fantastical and imaginative use of materials is perfectly combined and complemented in this project.

Flying Reptile Inspired by Jurassic Fashions

Pterodactyl (Pterosaur)

Picture Credit: Kate Rohde/KW Gallery

The picture above shows the beautifully crafted Pterosaur, whilst one could perhaps point out one or two anatomical inaccuracies there is no denying that this is a striking piece.

The favourite sculpture amongst team members at Everything Dinosaur is the pink Triceratops.  There have been a number of news stories featuring Triceratops recently, most prominent of which is the view that this iconic dinosaur may actually be a immature Torosaurus and therefore not a unique dinosaur genus at all.  However, it is great to see Triceratops featured in the art exhibition, and we do know that some dinosaurs could flush blood into the skin to turn pink and red, so you never know – after all, protofeathers have been found on fossilised skeletons of the Ornithischian dinosaur Psittacosaurus, an ancestor of Triceratops.

The Pink Triceratops by Kate Rohde

Pink Triceratops

Picture Credit: Kate Rohde/KW Gallery

To read more about the Triceratops/Torosaurus controversy: The Extinction of Torosaurus – Second Time Around

These amazing prehistoric animal sculptures are on display at an exhibition called “Renaissance Dinosaur” at the KW Gallery (Karen Woodbury Gallery, Richmond, Victoria, Australia) which runs from August 25th until September 18th.

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