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Re: Paleolife Art
Interestingly, shortly after I posted that interview with Michael Skrepnick
(thanks again, Mr. Skrepnick!), a certain nameless somebody sent me an
e-mail to clarify and differentiate between the terms "paleolife art" and
"paleoart." As it stands, the latter term literally translates as "ancient
art," whereas the former translates as "ancient life art" (more obviously).
My misuse of the word "paleoart" came from the misunderstanding that the
word "paleontology" was composed of two words. It is in fact composed of
three: "paleo" (=ancient), "onto" (=organism), and "ology" (=the study of).
As such, although use of either of the terms is completely up to the
individual, "paleolife art" is more sound.
Subject: Paleolife Art
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 17:42:55 EDT
Recently there was a link here to another website in which the term
"Paleolife Art" was called into question
It's a perfectly logical construct originating, I would imagine, as a
variation of the term "Wildlife Art", which certainly no one objects to (or
would one prefer "Wildart" or "Lifeart"?). Paleoart is fine with me also,
might be confused with images drawn by our Magdelanian ancestors. "Geat
is getting pretty subjective. DV
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