Some of the earliest known artworks were done about 17,300 years ago in charcoal and earth pigments on the walls of caves in France in a place called Lascaux. The works were usually of animals and their meaning was that these primitive people had a desire and the skills to create and render images of those entities important to them. This creative expression was simply a necessary part of their lives. These particular works are somewhat realistic as they were about the hunt or the conquest but have abstract qualities as well. Drawing with charcoal started with these creative explorations.
Their resources were limited but they felt the need to create. The primitive aspects of their style and technique are to be expected and appreciated.
These qualities are still being enjoyed today.
Expression is still essential....the environment for this has changed somewhat.
There is still the need to discover and learn. Art provides the joy of finding the new and unknown, whether it is the artist or the observer finding this new truth and reality.
The journey to view, understand and collect Art is not about necessity but about DESIRE. finding and possessing a new reality and capturing an idea that will generate more over time.
There is no finer feeling in the world than to see a unique artistic creation and to own it...the empowerment of ownership is simple, rewarding and everlasting.
It is the quest for new ideas that keeps our mental energy fresh.
Without an inquisitive nature the excitement of life diminishes.
Below are images of horses done in different time periods. Select an image to see the Date spectrum.
A good art work is akin to a good song...it remains strong over time and it suggests adaptation and re-invention.