Tyrannosaurus Rex

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Artist: John Bindon
Medium: Acrylic on Board
Date: 1996
John Bindon's image of Tyrannosaurus Rex is foreboding and suggestive of the decline of the giant dinosaurs at the close of the Cretaceous. This extinction of dinosaurs, although scientific dogma for decades, is now recognized as taxonomic illusion. Today it is clear that dinosaurs are not extinct at all. Rather theropod dinosaurs are represented by one of the most diverse lineages of vertebrates--the birds.