Cave Art: 'Humans Were Not Centre Stage'

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'Humans were not centre stage’: how ancient cave art puts us in our place

In our self-obsessed age, the anonymous, mysterious cave art of our ancient ancestors is exhilarating. By Barbara Ehrenreich

Source: theguardian.com
Date: 12 December, 2019

https://www.theguardian.com/artandd...nt-cave-art-painting-lascaux-chauvet-altamira


This is a lengthy and fascinating article, which has literally just appeared online.

Thought others might enjoy same.
 

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The recently discovered Egyptian cave art bore quite a resemblance to ancient art from around the world and got me thinking about how our ancient ancestors chose to depict their subjects.

Animals are invariably depicted in profile, whereas humans are usually shown face-on:

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The recently discovered Egyptian cave art bore quite a resemblance to ancient art from around the world and got me thinking about how our ancient ancestors chose to depict their subjects.
I find this equally fascinating and have just come across a fabulously detailed resource:

Cave Art
Characteristics, Types, Chronology, Meaning.
MAIN A-Z INDEX - A-Z of PREHISTORIC ART

http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/prehistoric/cave-art.htm

Might be spending some time there - I'll get the coffees in... :btime: :)
 

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