Tag: portrait

Hoplophoneus primaevus (Nimravidae), Early Oligocene, North America

Ink, 2019

29,5 x 21 cm

Neanderthal (Homo neanderthalensis); Pleistocene

Pastel, 2018

60 x 40 cm


Oil paint on paper, 2018

32 x 24 cm

The picture originated during the symposium “Kunst am Berg”, Panoramarestaurant BergDiamant Fiss/Austria.

The picture shows a male aboriginal Tasmanian, member of an ethnic group which faced a cruel genozide by european settlers during the 19th century. The last of them with pure Tasmanian descent, Fanny Chochrane Smith, died in 1905. Nonetheless there are still people around with partly native Tasmanian ancestry.
The man has dressed his hair with red ochre, which was common at the east coast of the island. The necklace is made from sea snails of the species Phasianotrochus bellulus, which was evidentially used by Tasmanians. Furthermore the tasmanians had very scantily clothing, not exceeding kangaroo fur. They didn’t know the art of tatooing, but scarification was done on parts of the body, like on the chest or shoulders.

For research I used the following publication: Gisela Völger: Die Tasmanier: Versuch einer ethnographisch-historischen Rekonstruktion; Wiesbaden, Steiner,1972

Oil paint on cardboard, 2017

29,5 x 21 cm

Machairodus giganteus (Machairodontinae), Pliocene, Eurasia

Ink, 2018

29,5 x 21 cm

Barbourofelis fricki (Carnivora), Late Miocene, North America

Ink, 2018

29,5 x 21 cm

For “Prehistoric Times” magazine, issue 125

Encounter with Aepyornis maximus

A Madagasy man of the Bara type faces a bird which extinction is caused by his species: elephant birds, also known as vorompatras, belong to the biggest birds of Earth history and lived probably until the 17th century. Anyway this bird has an importance for the natives until today: the shells of the big eggs are collected and sold to tourists. The aborigine has a gusset hairstyle, which was still a distinctive feature between the different clans of Madagascar a hundred years ago. The hair gussets were often covered in a layer of wax.

Coloured pencil, 2016/17

59,5 x 42 cm

MoVo – Moderne Vogelbilder, 2017, Heineanum Halberstadt

Roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)

Oil on canvas, 2016/17

69 x 59 cm

MoVo – Moderne Vogelbilder, 2017, Heineanum Halberstadt

Woman of Bronze age, according to a hoard of Kyhna in Saxony (2100 BC), Únětice culture

Coloured pencil, 2015

65 x 50 cm

Sachsens Geschichte unterm Acker – Landwirte schützen Denkmale, 2015, Sächsischer Landtag www.archaeologie.sachsen.de/5822.htm

Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex); East Africa

Pencil, 2014

29,5 x 21 cm

MoVo – Moderne Vogelbilder, 2015, Heineanum Halberstadt

Female red crossbill (Loxia curvirostra); northern hemisphere

Pencil, 2014

29,5 x 21 cm

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