Some Perplexities about Eternal Art
Félix de Azúa
According to the writer and academic Félix de Azúa, prehistoric art pertains to the category of eternal art, as it aims to explain the world. Our ancestors didn’t decorate caves, but illustrated them with their wisdom and demontrated their admiration for animals. The historical interpretations of parietal art as religious or magic manifestations, contrast with those who conceive it as eternal or absolute art. “After Altamira all is decadence”, said Picasso.
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