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PostSubject: Ancient Art.   Sat 18 Aug 2012, 06:48

A styalised reindeer tattoo found on a Siberian mummy. Not necessarily into tattoos but the design and art work is superb.

http://www.webpronews.com/siberian-mummys-tattoos-perfectly-preserved-2012-08#

The article also says that the woman was dressed in Chinese silk, would have loved to see a picture of the fabric also.
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PostSubject: Re: Ancient Art.   Fri 07 Sep 2012, 19:10

A further detailed article on this burial, on the examination findings of the woman, the grave goods and her amazingly well preserved clothing, a bag of make-up, jewelly etc.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2198222/Fashion-beauty-secrets-Siberian-princess-died-2-500-years-ago-revealed.html
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PostSubject: Re: Ancient Art.   Thu 13 Sep 2012, 04:31

A fascinating exhibition of mummy portraits and ancient papyri (including fragments from the Gospel of Mary) to go on display at Manchester University. These portraits, in particular, are spectacular

http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2012/07/faces-and-voices-exhibition-at-john.html#.UFFP_65YB1N



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PostSubject: Re: Ancient Art.   Thu 13 Sep 2012, 11:12

And speaking of portraits of the dead, this painted tomb has been unearthed this year at Corinth

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/09/2012/painted-roman-tomb-found-in-corinth

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PostSubject: Re: Ancient Art.   Sun 06 Jan 2013, 15:16

I read some time ago about the assertion that some cave paintings were attempts to portray motion and this little video seems to support the idea.

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2013/01/stone-age-cinema-cave-art-conceals-first-animations.html



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PostSubject: Re: Ancient Art.   Sun 06 Jan 2013, 17:03

Not long ago I was reading an article on pre-historic cave paintings and how the gaits of the animals were depicted correctly, something that didn't happen in animal art (especially equine) until relatively recently. Unfortunately I can't seem to find it now, but compare the gait on this horse



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PostSubject: Re: Ancient Art.   Mon 07 Jan 2013, 05:55

I have always been amazed at the perspective and movement of the cave paintings, compared with those done before say the 16c.
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PostSubject: Re: Ancient Art.   Tue 08 Jan 2013, 09:56

On the theory that some cave paintings were an attempt to portray motion, these 31,000yr old depictions of lions from the Chauvet Cave, France are also suggestive of motion.

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PostSubject: Re: Ancient Art.   Sun 27 Jan 2013, 17:22

There's a cracking exhibition on at the BM. How I wish sometimes that it was just a bit closer. http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2013/jan/24/ice-age-art-british-museum-in-pictures?intcmp=239#/?picture=402959793&index=13
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PostSubject: Re: Ancient Art.   Fri 08 Feb 2013, 19:17

At 40,000 years old, this ivory carving known as Lion Man is the world's oldest figurative sculpture found to date.

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Ice-Age-iLion-Mani-is-worlds-earliest-figurative-sculpture/28595

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PostSubject: Re: Ancient Art.   Sat 09 Feb 2013, 18:48

If you can access BBC iplayer then this is really worth watching otherwise keep your eyes open in case it turns up on youtube. Andrew Graham-Dixon in a Culture Show Special - Ice Age Art. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01qrmpz

Great stuff, the BEEB can still pull it off in producing accessible but authoritative programmes for general viewing.
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