Archaeologists in eastern Spain have discovered 12 prehistoric rock paintings depicting hunting scenes including bulls, goats, and archers chasing them down. The location is being kept secret as in April 2014 thieves in another part of Spain destroyed a 5000 year-old rock painting trying to remove it.
Foam is a spectacular installation by Japanese artist Kohei Nawa that transforms a room into a magical scene, making it seem as though visitors are walking up on the clouds. Unveiled at the Aichi Triennale 2013, the artist's piece offers a dreamy landscape in an otherwise pitch-black room. The Osaka-born, Kyoto-based artist creatively transports viewers to an alternate universe without ever having to physically move them. Instead, he forces visitors to tap into their own imagination.
theartstreetjournal: I love this mural by Ericailcane, painted for the Pic-Turin Mural Art Festival. The above photo is only a detail; you can see the other three characters on Unurth. Ericailcane has a solo opening at Fifty24SF tonight. I think the work looks really strong, so I recommend going to see it in person if in the area. The show runs through December 30, 2010. Found on Eye.li
Beyond Banksy Project / Ericailcane - Turin, Italy
Music is what feelings sound like...
Fragment of relief from tomb of the official Nebamun at Thebes, Dynasty XVIII; hunting birds in the marsh, the detailed treatment of the animals demonstrates the high level of craftsmanship common during this period even in non-royal tombs. British Museum, London, U.K.
Keith Haring paints himself; 2012 would have marked Haring’s 54th birthday.
San cave art in Ukhahlamba, Drakensberg Park, South Africa. The paintings are difficult to date, but there is anthropological evidence, including many hunting implements, that the San people existed in the Drakensberg at least 40,000 years ago, and possibly over 100,000 years ago
Lions of the Chauvet Cave in France, one of many spectacular panels of drawings, or paintings, discovered there. The paintings there are the oldest known, carbon-dated to approximately 33,000 years ago, almost twice the age of the Lascaux cave paintings.