Tag: Africa

Summary of all fossil Alcelaphini-genera with selected species

Coloured pencil drawings, digitally composed; 2018

The reconstructions were made with kindly support by paleontologist Dr. Faysal Bibi from the Museum for Natural History Berlin.


Menelikia lyrocera (Bovidae), Pliocene – Pleistocene, East Africa

This medium-sized antelope had horns with transverse ridges and was possibly similar to today’s Nile lechwe / Mrs Gray’s lechwe (Kobus megaceros) in its ecology.

Pencil, 2019

29,5 x 21 cm

The picture was drawn from two exhibits at the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) in Paris.

Awashia suwai (Bovidae), Late Pliocene, Ethiopia

A. suwai was found at the Matabaietu formation which is located at the eponymous river Awash in Ethiopia. It lived there about 2,5 million years ago together with hominids like Australopithecus garhi and maybe Paranthropus aethiopicus.

Coloured pencil, 2018

30 x 24 cm

Dorcas gazelle (Gazella dorcas)

Pencil, 2018

21 x 15 cm

The picture was drawn from a zoological specimen at the natural history museum in Waldenburg.

Lelwel Hartebeest (Alcelaphus lelwel), signposted at the museum as Lichtenstein’s hartebeest (Alcelaphus lichtensteinii), which is impossible because of the horn shape.

Pencil, 2018

29,5 x 21 cm

The picture was drawn from a zoological specimen at the natural history museum in Waldenburg.

Sanga cattle

Ink, 2018

29,5 x 21 cm

Sketch of a common ostrich (Struthio camelus)

Pencil, 2013

Quagga (Equus quagga quagga): An exterminated South African subspecies of plains zebra. The last one died in the Artis-Zoo in Amsterdam in 1883.

Oil on canvas, 2015/16

70 x 50 cm

Art & Vielfalt – Impressionen aus der Tierwelt, 2016, Museum für Naturkunde Magdeburg

Flamingos in mist (Phoenicopterus roseus)

Pencil, 2014/15

42 x 29,5 cm

Abschied von Marcus Burkhardt

Alles was schön ist, bleibt auch schön,
auch wenn es welkt.
Und unsere Liebe bleibt Liebe,
auch wenn wir sterben.
Maxim Gorki

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