July 21st, 2012


Lescaux Caves and Photo Frustration

I've been working on some very small line carvings influenced by the images in the Lascaux caves in France.  I've always loved these cave drawings

From Wickipeida:
Lascaux is the setting of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. The original caves are located near the village of Montignac, in the department of Dordogne. They contain some of the best-known Upper Paleolithic art. These paintings are estimated to be 17,300 years old.] They primarily consist of images of large animals, most of which are known from fossil evidence to have lived in the area at the time. In 1979, Lascaux was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list along with other prehistoric sites in the Vézère valley.

It's being very delicate work.  I want to suggest not copy.  The pendant stone is a a marvelous piece of Yellowstone agate in browns and golds with a ragged edge.

There would be photos of the images and the stone but LJ has changed its photo window since I posted last and I can't get it to work.  The "browse" seems to be dead.  I need to figure this out but not tonight. Advice appreciated.