The lecture today was all about "Parietal Art", or Cave Art. We discussed how this art can be seen as perhaps some of the purest art that has ever been produced. It has no previous art history to make any comparisons with or any other context. It is seen by many as early man's attempt to commune with nature. An animal instinct to interpret and commune with their surroundings resulted in these amazing drawings and paintings. Some of the larger animal figures are over 20ft long and there is also evidence of scaffolding to get to the higher areas! They are far from mere doodles, showing a learned technique and the earliest and simplest known perspective used in art, some 30,000 years old!
Read the blog entries of two MA fine art students. Nathaniel Pitt and Chris Hodson are studying at Wolverhampton and Birmingham respectivly. This blog is a recording of their experiences in these two seats of learning