Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Art For Art's Sake: Unknown, Various
I've always loved 'primitive' art, and what better than the astonishing Lascaux cave paintings?
Sadly, I've not yet had the chance to visit, but I did pop in to the British Museum's Ice Age Art exhibit. I wasn't the only blogger to visit, either, and nor was I the only one awed at their skill and amazing dexterity with natural materials:
"But the most powerful emotion that gripped me was a creeping sense of fear and of wonder: what happened 40,000 years ago that turned us from apes into fully-fledged humans with such incredible talents apparently overnight?"
A close runner up to Lascaux itself is, of course, the Great Ceiling of Rouffignac, another in the cave complex.
I really must make an effort to go along and visit one day.