Project Lascaux

News of a beautiful ambitious large-scale art project, that also connects to the Long Now: “Artists complete replica of Lascaux cave paintings”

Three years of work has gone into creating a true-to-life replica of renowned Stone Age cave paintings in southwestern France, and the 46 segments are ready to be transported and installed in a hillside near the original site in Montignac, in the Dordogne, about 500 kilometres south-southwest of Paris. The International Centre of Parital Art, 150 metres long and 9 metres high, will open by the end of the year [2016].

The original cave, discovered in 1940 and closed to the public since 1963, contains nearly 2,000 Upper Palaeolithic wall paintings depicting rhinos, horses, bison, deer and panthers – Europe’s most important collection of prehistoric art, by the oldest known modern humans, who came to Europe from Africa via Asia.

The website for the project is www.projet-lascaux.com.

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