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Today I have visited an exhibition of amazing work from an artist Zdeněk Burian in the Zoo Dvůr Králové (Czech republic) and since his work was mentioned here a couple of times I have decided to post a few photos and share this great experience. Zoo D.K. has the biggest permanent exhibition of Burians work in the world with 147 original paintings in its collection. Why Zoo? In the seventies Burian was approached by founder of the Zoo and close friend Josef Vágner to help him put together an exhibition where people can see prehistoric life of our planet. This way the visitors of the Zoo will get to experience our wildlife in more than one way. Collection was planned to be bigger but in 1981 Burian sadly passed away and didn't get to finish what he started but still leaving us with an amazing collection of paintings concentrating only on prehistoric life. This exhibition is a great way to celebrate his love of paleontology and art. I apologise in advance if my English is not as it should be, I wasn't planning to write that much.... Here is a few photos of his amazing work, painting I am starting with was his last ever finished work, painted shortly before his death in 1981.
There was an art show coming up at my school, so I decided to enter these paintings I had made earlier. The first one is a stygimoloch I made for my mom. It got a purple ribbon (second best). The other one is a suchomimus. It got a white ribbon (first place) I also made one of a giganatosaurus which got a white ribbon, but I gave it to a friend.