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: 18
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 modern abstract art resembling embroidery depicts a detail from one of the most famous prehistoric cave painting site Lascaux Cave. It represents one of the so-called Coats of Arms. The sign consists of coloured and juxtaposed rectangular fields, enclosed with an engraved line. The colours are the same as on figurative representations in the cave, except for the two mauve shades that are exclusive to this painting. The end of an auroch’s hindlimb touches the upper left corner, which is why many interpret these signs as traps, though others believe that they are tribal signs. The embroidery, created with more than a hundred thousand stitches, with great detailing and superb shading, is a masterpiece and a true tribute to ancient cave artists.
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.