When Darwin taught us about evolution we learned that us humans have evolved from apes. But what if we evolved from a totally different animal. What would we look like then? Would it be that much different? Well, artist Charles Le Brun, who Louis XIV called the greatest French artist of all time, decided to put the theory to pen and paper and in his exploration of science, asked himself how we would have looked had we evolved from different animals such as owls, cats and even donkeys. The…
What would humans look like if they evolved from different animals?
These are works by "the greatest French artist of all time," according to Louis XIV. Charles Le Brun used his artistry to compare human and animal faces, later inspiring Charles Darwin to write The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.
Baroque-Era Drawings Reveal Early Ideas About Evolution