As you may know, palaeoart literally means “ancient art”, and many illustrators favor palaeontography (“the representation of things ancient”). Well, today I point to an article discussing true palaeoart, and even palaeoanimation (click the image above to go to the Discovery article). If the zootrope devices they mention really are zootropes (the article uses the less familiar word thaumatropes) then that really would be animation… otherwise the temporal superimpositions remind me more of futurist paintings. Here a painting by Giacomo Balla, fairly representative of the futurist’s fascination with movement minus the machinery. Go have a read… fascinating!