Skeletal Fine Art Focuses on the Evolution of Animals


For six months, Luxembourg-born photographer Patrick Gries entered the Museum of Natural History in Paris to photograph portraits of over 250 skeletons for his series titled Evolution. The resulting fine art photography project presents each of the skeletal frames of various creatures against a black backdrop, elegantly displaying them as brilliant sculptures while simultaneously blurring the lines between science and art.

Gries exhibits his ability to reinterpret scientific subjects like diverse vertebrates as sculptural compositions, repurposing their design beyond education to include an element of appreciation and admiration, like that of a fine work of art. The monochromatic portraits highlight the construction of each animal's skeletal makeup, drawing attention to their respective bone structures and the evolutionary similarities between them.

Evolution is currently a published book with informative passages submitted by scientist and documentarian Dr. Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu to accompany Gries' stunning images.














Patrick Gries website
via [Photojojo, Lens Culture]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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