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Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, and the Origins of Art

Rock art in Leliekloof, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Processions of people are typical of dancing scenes associated with altered states of consciousness. The sheep and dogs indicate that the paintings are less than 2,000 years old. Photo: Janette Deacon

I’ve long admired the films of Werner Herzog, so I was delighted to discover that his new film Cave of Forgotten Dreams, made in 3-D, is about the prehistoric paintings at Chauvet, in the Ardeche region of southeastern France. I… More»

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      Portrait of John Singer Sargent

      Arguably one of the most famous American portrait painters of his time, Sargent disliked being photographed. Only a few photographs exist of him at work, and here is one of him sketching and puffing on a cigar.

      07/03/15

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