Saturday, December 12, 2009

Guest Scientist Spotlight: Andrea Baucon and his book "Geology in Art"

With ART Evolved's growth comes increased notice from scientists and artists from around the world. This sort of interaction is wonderful and welcome, and we'd like to share it with you! First came our Guest Artist Spotlight, and now I am pleased to begin our Guest Scientist Spotlight series.





Welcome to the first installment of Guest Scientist Spotlight, where ART Evolved highlights a scientist involved with paleo-art. Our first guest scientist is Andrea Baucon, a paleontologist from the UNESCO Geopark Naturtejo Meseta Meridional in Portugal. Andrea's research interests are focused on the study of trace fossils, but he is also studying the relationship between art and geology.






As a contribution to the subject of GeoArt, Andrea has published the book “Geology in Art: an unorthodox path from visual arts to music.” In the book, he develops a theory of Geologic Art. The book crosses centuries and genres, from Botticelli to paleoart. You can visit http://www.geologyinart.com/, the official website of Andrea's project about geology in art. From here, you can see a full-preview of the book (on Blurb) and order a copy, or you can read his webzine about Geologic Art and see many beautiful examples of GeoArt.


The book looks great and absolutely fits ART Evolved's mandate! In fact, our own Flying Trilobite Glendon is highlighted in "Geology in Art" with an interview and a two-page spread, including some of his art! I personally love the term 'GeoArt' - an all encompassing word that includes Paleo-Art.


Check out more about Andrea Baucon at his website http://www.tracemaker.com/ and see his book at http://www.geologyinart.com/.


If you are a scientist (or artist) interested in being highlighted on ART Evolved, email us at artevolved@gmail.com.

13 comments:

davidmaas said...

Cool stuff! Will guest artists and scientists be posting here? Would be fantastic!

Rachael said...

fantastic idea for a book- wish I'd thought of it!

Well done Glendon for your interview! I'd be interested to see that.

Rachael said...

David, what is that cat in your picture?

Glendon Mellow said...

Thanks Rachael! (And thanks Peter for the post about it!)

Andrea Baucon approached me about including some of my work in his original scholarly document, in the hopes it could be a book some day. He emailed me last Thursday to say he had really ramped it up - and he has. You can preview the book at the site above.

I feel honoured to be among so many artists I admire. Like Art Evolved, Geology in Art has a lot of talented people contained within. (My interview is just a few pages before Andy Goldsworthy - I'm pretty proud of that!)

davidmaas said...

My avatar?
That's a math tiger. I bought it to guard of our daughter as she does her math, but alas - to no avail.
Now he guards over my web life :-)

davidmaas said...

And congrats Glendon!

Glendon Mellow said...

Thanks David!

I never had a math tiger. Just an essay teddy.

Peter Bond said...

I personally would LOVE for more showcasing of scientists and artists! If you know any, or want to interview them, post it or send it our way and we'll post it! Stay tuned for more, I'm sure...

No problem Glendon, I think the book looks great! You are on a publishing roll!

Math tiger, essay teddy... I've got a lesson planning whale shark.

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Nima said...

This is definitely a cool idea. Relating science to art and music as well... I've had many a dream of Brachiosaurus and Beethoven somehow fitting together.

I'm very interested to see where this project goes :)

As for the math tiger... that thing's pretty cute LOL... I've gone through the whole gamut of study animals over the years - rubber snakes, vinyl Sperm Whales, plastic octopus, eraser dinosaurs, and last but not least a Battat Diplodocus and two Safari Ltd. Brachiosauruses. After junior high I put most of these in storage, but the two Brachios still make decent bookends on my shelf!

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Nice!!! Let the creative juices flow, boys!! Let the Creative Juices FLOW!!! :)

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