Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lascaux Caves

In terms of design, what do we learn from the Lascaux Caves? These early paintings point to early rituals of sympathetic magic. For the purpose of our course, they represent a process of abstraction from the real world ---> realm of ideas. The execution of these abstractions as symbols whether isolated ideograms or so-called petroglyphs exhibit an remarkable simplicity and economy.