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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03727

Parícutin emits a shower of glowing embers in this painting by Dr. Atl, the renowned Mexican artist and Renaissance man.  He correctly noted that time-exposure color photos of these strombolian eruptions portray the volcanic bombs as luminous parabolas, giving a misleading view of the character of the eruptions. Painting by Dr. Atl (published in Luhr and Simkin, 1993).

Parícutin emits a shower of glowing embers in this painting by Dr. Atl, the renowned Mexican artist and Renaissance man. He correctly noted that time-exposure color photos of these strombolian eruptions portray the volcanic bombs as luminous parabolas, giving a misleading view of the character of the eruptions.

Painting by Dr. Atl (published in Luhr and Simkin, 1993).


Michoacán-Guanajuato