From the Depths of the Past: Rock Art from Sulawesi toSpain
Cave art is hot. It was hot when it was discovered at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20thc and it is very hot right now. There is an avalanche of discoveries that we can read in scientific articles. Cave art is spectacular and stunning in beauty, it is mysterious, magical and interesting, its research is exciting and paradigm-shifting.
It was discovered at exactly the same time as modern art was born - palaeolithic and modern artists had their debuts and caused commotions at the same art fairs and world exhibitions. Since then many more caves have been discovered in many more places in the world. From Spain to Sulawesi in Indonesia. Cave art with similar themes, similar quality and similar datings. Research has been making huge leaps forward with new dating methods opening up a treasure trove of questions and possibilities.
Spain has 7 areas designated as World heritage Sites with prehistorical rock art. It includes the oldest findings in Western Europe.
Málaga's caverns contain thousands of painted and engraved images from the Palaeolithic, in fact this province boasts the largest concentration of art from that period in the Mediterranean and one of the largest on the European continent.
In this lecture we will try to find answers to questions like:
When were these paintings painted? What did they paint and why? Who painted them? Neanderthal or homo sapiens? How come there is similarity in the drawings all over the world? We will be looking in depth at the most beautiful hidden images from the depths of the Past.