A Nov. 7, 2011 Wired Science article: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/11/cave-painting-colors/#more-85722,
Cave Paintings Showed True Colors of Stone Age Horses
Does this send chills down anyone else’s spine? (1) People were painting horses in a realistic, 3-dimensional form 30,000 years ago. (2) Scientists can date these paintings (3) Scientists have evidence that the paintings were true to life in color as well as form, that is, the painters were painting from life. What an astounding thing: artists from 1,500 generations ago communicating with scientists today.
You’d think this would put the kibosh on all the talk about cutting funding for the arts, wouldn’t you?