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Connecting with an ancient artform

One of the most important unifying threads in art, in any art, is that of connection. It is that momentary removal of time and distance between observer and creator, when they become of one mind. Intent is key here, and … Continue reading

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The hands of the artist, across time

This is art history, to a prehistoric degree. And it just may cause us to rethink whether art belongs to our species alone. A newly perfected uranium-thorium dating technique has drastically pushed back the dates of several European cave-painting sites, … Continue reading

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The Panel of Lions

What can we tell from the most cursory examination of this painting? Well, it’s plain to see that a pride of lions is stalking something. The object of their fascination isn’t visible to us, but all of them are clearly … Continue reading

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