Wednesday, November 11, 2009

was cave art an ancient form of graffiti?

animal paintings adorn the brick walls of arch street

27 comments:

B SQUARED said...

I think someone has seen one too many horror flicks.

Kate said...

I think that I prefer the art in the Cave of Lascaux! Great shot, though!

Marie-Noyale said...

Looks like it!!

Steffe said...

It was more art than graffiti I think.

Jacob said...

I like the road runner or whatever it is...

But not on a public/private wall.

Morons!

Gunn White said...

I think it is ARTY and quite nice! :-)

Giorgio said...
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Giorgio said...

Once they were a form of religion, nowadays I am not sure.

I like graffiti, actually, as long as they are not a form of vandalism: my hometown is both spoilt and embelished by them... it depends on where they are drawn.

Anya said...

It looks very scary :(
Graffiti is sometimes great art
but this ......
;-)

Cezar and Léia said...

A wolf, representing the shadows of the night or something, is not very nice idea, but is very well designed!
Léia

Elenka said...

There are some graffiti artists that are extremely talented....I just hate that they feel it's OK to deface someone's property. Hate it.

lizziviggi said...
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lizziviggi said...

Hmmm, I was having some technical difficulties commenting. Anyway, very cool picture-- who knew graffiti artists were literate in ancient french cave drawings?

Malyss said...

It makes me think of a werewolf...
About your question, in the ancient times, walls of caverns were the only "paper" to write on..They had no choice, when today's drawers have. So cave art was also an ancient form of writing , of art, of drawing, of information..

Rob and Mandy said...

A Halloween leftover? Scary, and really good!

MCCasey said...

I didn't think they DID graffiti in VT! (LOL)

JM said...

That sinister animal is really cool!

Julie said...

This puts me in mind of graffiti on the casing of the River Tiber just near the bridge to the Vatican. It shows various scenes of Romulus and Remus and must be quite old by now.

Birdman said...

Sad to say-- in comparison, it looks like the cave art takes the 'Best of Show' by a landslide! Oh brother...

cieldequimper said...

Lol, did they have peep shows in those days?!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Good question! Maybe so!

Carraol said...

Great, art in a democratic way!

tapirgal said...

Well, this is way better than most graffiti. When I saw the thumbnail on my own blog, I thought, "Hey, has she gone to Lascaux?" You had the same idea. A little off-topic, but (and you probably knew this), in a house in Townshend, they found wall paintings of Pompeii. Was that common in your area, or a total anomaly?

diane said...

That is an interesting thought.

Andreea said...

I like it, I think it looks very artistic. Really nice

Paula said...

That's an iconic wolf, graffiti, but still, striking.

Vogon Poet said...

Is someone propitianting for hunting wolves there? Or werevolves?