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Drawing, Cave Art and becoming "human."

This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Linesandmarks Lines & Marks 1 year, 7 months ago.

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    Craigmenendez
    craigmenendez
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    Where can I learn more (books, films, lectures, etc.) about the relationship between drawing to the ability to think abstractly and communicate symbolically – that which makes us distinctly human?

    “POWERFUL CATEGORIES OF EVIDENCE FOR SYMBOLICALLY MEDIATED BEHAVIOUR, VARIOUSLY DESCRIBED AS ‘MODERN’ OR ‘COGNITIVELY MODERN’ HUMAN BEHAVIOUR, ARE GEOMETRIC OR ICONOGRAPHIC REPRESENTATIONS.” – JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION (got this from the about page on this site)

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    FrankE
    FrankE
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    Have you seen Cave of Forgotten Dreams? That’s exactly on the topic I think. Lines & Marks has a nice post about it here.

  • #8291
    Linesandmarks
    Lines & Marks
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    This is a vast topic, but besides the above post about the Herzog film, there are many more films about cave art… Lines & Marks has posted two episodes so far from the BBC series, “The Secret of Drawing,” which also covers modern aspects of drawing as a distinctively human occupation. L&M will post more episodes soon in the Observations section. Episode 1. Episode 2.

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