Year: 2019 - ongoing
Dimension: 40 x 40 cm | 15.7 x 15.7 in
Number of stitches: over 110,000
Thread length: over 1.2 km | over 0.75 mi
Thread colours: 19
This astonishing embroidery is a part of the 8-piece series dedicated to European Palaeolithic art. It can be purchased and admired as a single piece of 40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in), or you can get more pieces from the series for your home, office or business premises. The whole series as a set of 8 measures 80 x 160 cm (31.4 x 62.8 in).
This enigmatic embroidery recreates a detail from world-famous Lascaux Cave. It depicts a human figure, which is rare in Palaeolithic art. A man is laying on his back, beside a disembowelled bison and a broken spear, and a stick with a bird on top is nearby. Many believe that the man is dead, perhaps by hunting accident, others think that he may be dreaming of a hunt, explaining this theory with his erection (that could indicate REM) and the bird as a dream symbol, while some new interpretations suggest that eyes of the three figures are actually aligned with three stars, Vega, Altair and Deneb that form the Summer Triangle. We recreated this intriguing mystery in embroidery masterpiece.
Estimated to be more than 17,000 years old, Lascaux Cave paintings amaze us with its incredible beauty and sophistication. Exceptional realism, as well as their spectacular colours, is why Lascaux is sometimes referred to as The Sistine Chapel of Prehistory – and their artists as Michelangelos and Da Vincis of Palaeolithic. Their art survived through millennia of the changing world, rising and falling of civilizations, wars and weather, leaving a permanent mark for us and our descendants to find and admire.
Treat yourself to this special and timeless art piece.