Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Art of the Week - Roots

Okay, I decided to go ahead and post my art for the week even though I already posted today.

Going back to the beginning this week, admiring the cave art in Lascaux.

GREAT HALL OF THE BULLS, Lascaux, France,
c. 15,000-10,000 B.C.

I greatly enjoyed taking my art history courses out of order. Totally missing Art History I and II, I started with the third class in the series, which included the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, then the fourth class which, of course, dealt with modern art, like Picasso's cubist works. Then, the next semester I got to take Art History I, which started out with these marvelous and stunning roots of human art. I swear, Picasso must've traveled back in time ... or maybe his ancestors came from Lascaux. Or maybe the ancient world was populated with gifted people. The similarities are too close to be missed:

LA TAUROMAQUIA
Picasso, 1957

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2 comments:

VR Barkowski said...

You're right, they're very similar. Surprised I never noticed. France is an amazing country, and the caves at Lascaux are awesome. Picasso must have been inspired during his time there.

Milo James Fowler said...

Very cool connection; I never would have thought of it, but seeing them together like this...