Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Worth a Thousand Words: Hyena Cave Painting

30,000 year old cave hyena painting found in the Chauvet Cave.
Taken by Carla Hufstedler
[CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)],
via Wikimedia Commons
I found this compelling as art. Then, also, the hyena image resonated since I just read Kirinyaga by Mike Resnick. Plenty of hyenas in that, I can tell you.


  1. Gosh, they had daytime talk shows back then?

  2. You should look into "Sister Wendy's, The Story of Painting". It is a wonderful British documentary on the history of art, starting with the cave paintings in Lascaux. She is constantly looking for how art expresses what it means to be human. I found at least the first episode on Youtube.

    1. I've seen her books but never her tv show. I have always meant to but I never seem to have much TV watching time ...