Sunday, February 1, 2009

Artwork of the Day #4!!!!!

"Masters of the Earth" by Joe Tucciarone
In this painting, it shows the ghostly image of a Tyrannosaurus rex looming over planet Earth. However, this painting has allegorical and/or symbolism in it. Tell me what you think it means.


Glendon Mellow said...

Is that Earth? Looks like a rex-shaped nebula hovering over the moon or Mercury.

I once read the novel Macroscope by Piers Anthony. In it, they could turn a powerful macroscope into space and see what life was like on other planets millions of years ago as the light finally reached Earth.

This makes me think of that. Standing in space, millions of light-years away, looking back at the Earth and seeing dinosaurs.

Raptor Lewis said...

No, Glendon. Earth is that little sphere to the right of the T-rex. The one with the craters is the Moon. I wanting to know what Tucciarone is symbolizing in this painting. Time for me to pick your brain for a minute.

t.k.foster said...

If I didn't know what was Paleo-Art, I would have assumed that the artist was portraying a T-Rex as god. It appears that to the artist the T-Rex is stronger than anything on Earth, the confusing part is why the moon is so large, unless its loneliness gives it more strength.

Raptor Lewis said...

T.K. Foster- The moon is largbecause we're close to it. It's perspective.