Exhibition at Les Eyzies, ‘World Capitol of Prehistory’

‘FONT DE GAUME’ (Les Eyzies) watercolour & ink A5 Sketchbook LIMITED EDITION PRINTS AVAILABLE, size A3 : 15 EUROS   EXHIBITION – VÉZÈRE / CÉLÉ 12 SEPT _ 3 OCT 2008 L’OFFICE DE TOURISME – LES EYZIES I’m exhibiting at ‘L’Office de Tourisme’ At Les Eyzies, Dordogne. Les Eyzies has the nick-name of ‘The Prehistoric…

Moon Calendars in Prehistoric Art – ‘Meaning’ in Art?

Moon Calendar from Ice Age Europe? I took a photo of this prehistoric artifact at the Museum of Pech-Merle this spring, when they had an exhibition about the stars & prehistory. Regrettably I didn’t get the provenance (I think it might be a find from the Castel Merle grotte). It’s a ‘mobile’ portable artifact, which…

homo sapiens is homo spiritalis

good article in the new yorker concerning the prehistoric cave paintings here in the dordogne & elsewhere in sw france i particularly like the jean clottes quote: Homo sapiens is Homo spiritualis “You can advance a scientific hypothesis without claiming certainty,” Clottes told me one evening. “Everyone agrees that the paintings are, in some way,…

Realism vs.’visions’ in Palaeolithic Cave Art

‘ The Valley Spirit’ 1997 Oil 56 x 76 cm – 22 x 30 inches © The Artist. Email me for details about buying this painting The Mind in the Cave by David Lewis-Williams “ How, the, did people come to make representational images of animals and so forth out of projected mental imagery? I…

Font de Gaume, Dordogne

‘Font de Gaume’ 2004 Ink & Watercolour. double spread A5 sketchbook © The Artist. Ne jamais dire “Fontaine, je ne boirai pas de ton eau” – Périgordien Populaire Font de Gaume is probably the most famous prehistoric painted ‘grotte’ (cave) in Les Eyzies (go abit further up the Vezérè & you arrive at Lascaux).It’s geography…

Pen & Ink-Leonardo da Vinci-Stone Lithography – Mythological Images from Prehistory

Second Posting of Two : Marcilhac sur Célé – Pen & Ink – How to Draw Rocks, Cliffs … & Comets??? – Leonardo da Vinci – Stone Lithography – Mythological Images PART ONE OF THIS TWO-PART POSTING – How to draw rock & cliffs ‘La Vallée de Célé depuis La Croix de Renard’ 1996 Ink…

Marcilhac sur Célé – how to draw rocks & cliffs -stone lithography

First Posting of Two Posts part two, second post  – Leonardo dea Vinci’s drawings of rocks ‘Postcard from Marcilhac sur Célé’ 1996 15 x 10 cm Stone Lithography © The Artist. Edition sold out. My Personal Experience of an Artist’ s Residency In 1996, I won an artist-in-residency to make limited editions of stone lithographs…

La Gravette, Dordogne

La Gravette, Dordogne This is an old stone house built into a cliff face, ‘une maison souterraine’ (literally a subterrian house), which I guess is a better real estate address than ‘une maison troglodyte’ (a troglodyte’s house).It’s the next cliff face on from that of La Gravette in the Couze valley. Périgord (which is more…