Friday, 26 September 2014
Its been a loooong time since I felt really stunned and inspired by works of art, perhaps I just don't get out enough... I watched a dvd about the decorated cave of Pont d'Arc in Southern France. I found myself literally holding my breath as the camera moved around this cave, the drawings are 32,000 years old but had a contemporary and fresh feel. The artists really understood their animals, cave bears, cave lions (they now know they did not have manes!), horses and bison are painted at the darkest point of the cave where no light can reach, the undulating cave walls were used to indicate movement, lit by firelight the experience must have been so effective, as humans never actually lived in the cave maybe spiritual.