Following our visits to the Ice Age Art exhibition at the British Museum, our obsession with Palaeolithic art continues.
Dr A has been reading Cave Art by Jean Clottes. Lavishly illustrated, Jean Clottes also provides an insightful and expert account of this subject.
Meanwhile, Dr H has been reading:
Even if your French isn’t up to much, the fantastic artwork in this graphic novel tells its own stories.
The French concern with chaîne opératoire is in evidence here, with sequences explaining the production of portable art and cave art:
Some of the best images are those which bring a splash of red to the page:
Finally, if you want to encourage a younger reader to get interested in prehistoric art, try and track down a copy of
It’s a wonderful picture book, with some detailed images of life in the Palaeolithic.
Plus, the main character grows up to become an archaeologist!
Dr A and Dr H