ORIGINAL ART: MURAL FROM LASCAUX CAVES, FRANCE – 26,000 B.C.E.
This section offers the artist’s representation of some of these amazing murals of earliest humans. These scenes are the only language that can come down to us moderns from the Stone Age, and they clearly speak of a deep respect, even a love of nature and her gifts.
Most of the ancient caves have at least some walls that are covered with a variety of the animals that roamed Europe at that time. When first discovered, the assumption was that they had been put there as a kind of sympathetic magic to attract animals to kill for food and clothing. Now archaeologists have come to theorize that these deep caves were more of a kind of cathedral which continued to be in use and be added to over several tens of thousands of years. People may have come into these caves regularly as part of their spiritual practice, especially those that had to do with the renewal of the world.
It was also assumed by first discovers that the arrangement of the animals on the cave walls was random, but more recent experts see clear patterns that extend from cave to cave, and often the arrangement is very like a modern composition. Certain animals, such as the horse and aurochs or the horse and bison are often found together, leading to one theory that the two animals may symbolize the male/female, or yin/yang principle of universal rebirth and renewal.
RAKU CAVE ART POTTERY FOR SALE by LAURA ROSE
- Raku is not for use with food or water and art is always best kept out of direct sunlight.
- The piece is designed to be complete as it is, but to use as a vase choose dried flowers or grasses, or insert a glass with water or small planter with an orchid.
- To purchase or commission a piece, contact the artist Laura Rose.
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