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Symbolic dots, style link 38,000-year-old engraving to other famous cave art finds

Symbolic dots, style link 38,000-year-old engraving to other famous cave art finds | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
Stone Age engraving helps to illuminate European travels of an ancient human culture.
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«The rock art is similar to some engravings and drawings found at other French and German sites, including the famous Chauvet Cave (SN: 6/30/12, p. 12), and attributed to the Aurignacian culture, which dates to between 43,000 and 33,000 years ago. Like the new find, that art includes rows of dots, depictions of aurochs and various animals shown in profile with a single horn and a long, thin muzzle. Within a few thousand years of arriving in Europe from Africa, Aurignacian groups developed regional styles of artwork based on images that had deep meaning for all of them, proposes anthropologist and study coauthor Randall White of New York University, who directed the excavation.«
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Hundred-metre dash

Hundred-metre dash | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
Like the show—one of his biggest and his first in the Middle East—Mr Murakami’s work marries seemingly incompatible opposites. Though he is one of the world’s most recognisable artists, his pieces are designed to conceal the hand of the artist. Long a critic of Japan’s conservatism and fatalism, he has also been moulded by Japan’s post-war consumerism, imagery and fixations. Mr Murakami has become a global brand, but he could not be anything other than Japanese.
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