Ancient Artists Tell of Love of Nature

Ancient Artists spoke of their deep love and respect for the natural world and of the vital importance of art to the human spirit when they carved these amazing animals on the rocks of their sacred spaces–the caves of Europe and the rocks of Africa and Asia.

CAVE ART OF EUROPE 
We can read the hearts and minds of long-ago artists through the art created in  caves such as Lascaux and Chauvet Caves in France, and Altamira Caves in Spain. These animal images are by far the oldest connection we have with any ancient civilization, six to eight times as old as the Pyramids of Giza.

These stunning, lifelike pictures were created deep in dark caves by the light of a wick set in small, stone basins of oil, when Yosemite was still being carved out by a glacier. These caves were likely cathedrals, or places of worship and the animals were likely to have been their mythic heroes and constellations.

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    AUROCHS                                                     BEAR                                                BIRD

 

               BISON                                             CAVE LION                                  DEER/STAG

 

HUMAN HANDS                                              HORSE                                      IBEX

 

    REINDEER                         WOMEN                       WOOLY RHINO        WOOLY MAMMOTH

 

ROCK ART OF AFRICA
Drawn from the rock art of Africa, these images were originally created about 12,000 years ago. This art is remarkably similar to that of Europe in its manifest love of nature, of form, of artistic excellence. Created on rock faces rather than deep in caves, it cannot be preserved for as long so the time table is a shorter one. Perhaps rock art was indeed created as long ago as that of Europe’s caves, but it could not survive the elements. Like Europe’s caves, these images were likely part of spiritual practice and perhaps were mythic heroes and constellations.

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           ELEPHANT                               ANTELOPE                                       GIRAFFE

 

         KUDU                                                                                            RHINO

 

ROCK ART OF ASIA 
The images from Tibet and other Asian petroglyphs are found carved into rocks, and nearly always with a design on the animal’s body. The youngest of this early art, they were created about 5,000 years ago, near to the time of Giza’s pyramids. As with earlier art, these images may well have been constellations and mythic heroes.

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                           STAGS                                    HORSES                                    IBEX

 

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