Mark Dion: Microcosmographia

Mark Dion: Microcosmographia
Library Shelf Location 18.DION
Publication Date 2005
Description Prehistoric reptiles, gigantic mammals and live piranhas are among the curiosities used in the work of American contemporary artist, Mark Dion The centre piece of the exhibition will be a life-sized replica of a beached prehistoric aquatic reptile, known as Ichthyosaur, with relics from the history of the natural sciences spilling from its belly. This air-breathing carnivore, whose name means ‘fish-lizard’ in Greek, measured up to three metres in length and moved through the water with limbs highly adapted for use as steering paddles. The discovery of the fossils of this unusual creature prompted confusion and argument between Victorian scientists over its genealogy
ISBN 1898461295
Quantity 1
Format Paperback
Publisher South London Gallery
Related Artist Mark Dion
Categories Installation, Mixed Media, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Animals, Nature, Found objects, Natural History, Cabinets of curiosities
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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