Ice Age Art: "Arrival of the Modern Mind" Extraordinary exhibition at the British Museum, LONDON. 7 February – 26 May 2013 Discover masterpieces from the last Ice Age drawn from across Europe in this groundbreaking show. Created by artists with modern minds like our own, this is a unique opportunity to see the world's oldest known sculptures, drawings and portraits.
Dancing mania (also known historically, St. Vitus' Dance) was a social phenomenon that occurred primarily in mainland Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries. It involved groups of people, sometimes thousands at a time. The mania affected men, women, and children, who danced until they collapsed from exhaustion. One of the first major outbreaks was in Aachen, Germany, in 1374, and it quickly spread throughout Europe; one particularly notable outbreak occurred in Strasbourg in 1518.
Social Profiling / avatars: As well as protecting the wearer - coats of arms were designed to tell a story about the status of the bearer - changing as they were passed down from father to son, whilst some might also say they were the precursors to modern day corporate logos representing a group identity. This illustration taken from the 15th century German Hyghalmen Roll, beautifuly illustrates the practise of thematic repetition