ARCHAEOPTERYX LITHOGRAPHICA.
Acrylics and inks on cardboard.ARCHAEOPTERYX  LITHOGRAPHICA.

Loosely based on a photograph of the awkward antics of a Hoatzin chick, this painting represents a clumsy Archaeopteryx in trouble using every possible perching ability to stay on hold. I have tried to use every possible new information concerning hand anatomy.
The most famous Missing Link, the original Feathered Dinosaur, the one the aided Charles Darwin to finally nail creationists and bible-thumpers... it might have been just one of many experiments in the diverse branching of the evolutionary tree leading to modern Aves.

Nevertheless it will be always considered the Primordial Bird.

 

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