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Re: And now for a little ego-boost... National Geographic online
I can tell you that at NG there was certainly no intention to deride
Knight. He is held in very high regard and his paintings still hang on
corridor walls. I had a very different experience from Dan while
looking at the gallery Holtz narrated. I enjoyed it, even though, yes,
I'd heard it all before. I thought Holtz did a great job summing
thinkgs up. And I can't get enough of the dino art, old or new.
National Geographic Magazine
On 11/17/07, David Krentz <email@example.com> wrote:
> Yea, you young punks with your dinosaurs with feathers, colors,
> turkey wattles and high metabolic rates.. and your damned hulla
> hoops, ipods and rock and roll. Why in my day why, when I was a kids
> in the 70's and 80's all we had were swamp dwelling tail-dragging
> brownish grey dinosaurs! And we liked them! Get off my lawn!
> With a smile, nudge-wink and apology to Dan.
> David Krentz
> On Nov 16, 2007, at 2:11 PM, Danvarner@aol.com wrote:
> > Charles R. Knight's dinosaur images have been beaten-up for over
> > thirty
> > years now. We got the message. Yes, his dinosaurs sometimes
> > dragged their tails,
> > and, yes, some of them were depicted living up to their armpits in
> > swamps,
> > and, yes, they weren't painted in bubblicious colors. The Geographic
> > illustrations were painted in 1939 in the context of their time.
> > Now, can we move on
> > without repeating this hackneyed storyline without end? DV
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