It's impossible to put an exact date on when art emerged in prehistory, especially since we don't know if the first attempts were on rock, or some other, less enduring medium, such as wood, bone, in the dirt, or even on the skins of the makers. At best we know ancient people were using ochre … Continue reading Red ochre revolution
Some examples of archaeological finds described as art. Top: Trinil engraved shell. 540,000 years BP Henk Caspers/Naturalis Biodiversity Centre (CC Attribution Share-Alike 3.0) Bottom, left to right: Cupules from Chief's Rock, 290,000 years BP. Auditorium Cave, Bhimbetka rock shelter, India. Image by Dinesh Valke (CC Attribution-Share Alike 4.0). Blombos engraved ochre. 73,000 years BP. Henshilwood … Continue reading Creative renderings: early evidence for creative minds
Narrated by Marianne Faithful, The Final Passage is a short film from the Rock Art Network which aims to take us on a virtual tour of the cave art of Chauvet-Pont d'Arc cave in France. The film is haunting and thought-provoking, without letting us forget the art itself is the story and the gift. The … Continue reading “The Final Passage” – a modern story about ancient story-tellers
Welcome to this, a visual tour of creative illustration.