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SciArt of the Day: Rhinoceros 1515

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© Kazuhiko Nakamura a.k.a. Almacan

What do you see when you look at this painting?

Do you only see the original drawing and woodcut by Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer, done from a description of a rhino in 1515?

The future artists’ rendition of rhinos after they have gone extinct?  Humanity’s view of nature?

Let us know in the comments below!

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Rhinoceros 1515 by Kazuhiko Nakamura

2010, digital 3D art.

For more about this image, see the artist’s description on his DeviantArt page.

Portfolio Gallery: Mechanical Mirage


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Everyday in September, we’re bringing you new science-art at the start of the day. How would these images be useful for science communication? STEM education? Drawing people closer to research? What kind of research? Let us know below!

Glendon Mellow About the Author: Glendon Mellow is a fine artist, illustrator and tattoo designer working in oil and digital media based in Toronto, Canada. He tweets @FlyingTrilobite. You can see Glendon's work-in-progress at The Flying Trilobite blog and portfolio at Follow on Twitter @symbiartic.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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