“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
gorgeous, timeless, fluid, sensuous. primitive?
Sadly they are light years ahead of the so call art being pushed today
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If the dates are correct, then paintings experienced a significant decrease in style and ability. Are we to believe paintings devolved to not much more than monotone stick figures as time progressed?
we never see pictures of salads. i wonder why.
Salad! JAJAJJA!!! FOR THE WIN!!!-Snakepit
I wish I understood why the portraits were drawn at various angles (upside down ?) and was there some significance on why they were drawn like that. Maybe they were just trying to fill in as much subject on a limited canvas. Was it for a backdrop of a shaman, chief or whoever else.
the immediate topography of the surface might employed to 3D effect.
I think the most amazing aspect of those paintings, which are exquisitely executed, is the fact that they were painted in dark caves by the light of torches. They do put to shame much of what is referred to as art, nowadays.
Picasso is reported to have said that “ after Altamira everything is decadence “. Meaning everything since has been downhill Another supposed quote attributed to Picasso was after viewing Altamira was “ we have learned nothing”.
Wouldn't it be interesting if some of those paintings were made by Neanderthals?
Dunno about that timeline.Pretty sure the centerpiece, with both eyes on the same side of its head, was done by Picasso.
And the one underneath it is Pumbaa, from The Lion King.Calling b.s. on the whole cave-painting legend.Probably a kindergarten class project in the 1930s, that got added onto over time.
As immortalized by Steely Dan.
I didn't know bison's could paint. I guess the lost the ability over the thousands of years of evolution.
Over 70 million bison roaming the American Great Plains as late as the 17th century. All that bison flatulence must have raised hell with the climate :/
These were not painted 15,000 years ago - there's no technology for over 500 years .... some findings are compared with the written archives to have kind of estimation.When a "fresh" dead whale is "scientifically" tested the death for 30,000 years ago you have the truth.