Bradshaw Foundation 25 Years A Retrospective in Pictures
 

BRADSHAW FOUNDATION - 25 YEARS IN PICTURES

 
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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Bradshaw Foundation we will be presenting a retrospective in pictures, a selection of chosen rock art images from the Bradshaw Foundation's archives. Members of the Advisory Panel, colleagues, collaborators and Friends of the Foundation will be invited to select one image which they consider to be their favourite and most important, together with a short explanation.
 
 

BISON OF THE NIAUX CAVE

France
 
Bradshaw Foundation Bison Rock Art Cave Painting Niaux France
 
 
Location
Niaux Cave
Country
France
Website Link
Niaux Cave
Selected by David Alderman
Bradshaw Foundation - Development Director
 
"I find the Bison Panel - which actually contains 8 bison, 2 ibex and the dorsal line of a horse - one of the most impressive panels in Palaeolithic rock art because of the planning and execution it demonstrates. The painted panel, carefully arranged in 2 columns, is telling a complex story. Not only that, radiocarbon dating - about 13,000 BP, in the Upper Magdalenian Period - reveals that this story was a single composition. Moreover, there is no over-painting, and the same charcoal pigment was used throughout the panel. The bisons are accurately depicted, yet each animal is different, as if the artist wanted to create different realities."
 

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