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By Gregory Curtis

The Cave Painters is a vibrant advent to the outstanding cave work of France and Spain—the people who rediscovered them, theories approximately their origins, their elegance and mystery.

Gergory Curtis makes us see the staggering sophistication and tool of the work and tells us what's identified approximately their creators, the Cro-Magnon humans of a few 40,000 years in the past. he's taking us via a number of theories—that the artwork was once a part of fertility or searching rituals, or used for non secular reasons, or used to be extended family mythology—examining the methods interpretations have replaced through the years. wealthy intimately, personalities, and historical past, The Cave Painters is exceptionally permeated with awe for these far away people who developed—perhaps for the 1st time—both the power for summary suggestion and a profound and gorgeous solution to exhibit it.

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