Series: Primal Stories
Year: 2019 - ongoing
Dimension: 80 x 160 cm | 31,4 x 62,8 in
Number of stitches: over 880,000
Thread length: over 9,6 km | over 6 mi
Thread colours: 80
This incredible large size embroidery stretches right back to the dawn of humankind. It combines motifs from two of the most important Palaeolithic art sites in the world, Lascaux and Chauvet caves, and amazes with its beauty and sophistication. The embroidery is comprised of 8 pieces that can stand alone or be freely combined.
- Lascaux-Chauvet 1
- Lascaux-Chauvet 2
- Lascaux-Chauvet 3
- Lascaux-Chauvet 4
- Lascaux-Chauvet 5
- Lascaux-Chauvet 6
- Lascaux-Chauvet 7
- Lascaux-Chauvet 8
It just may be that artistic expression is innate to humans and a vital part of what makes us human. These thoughts are bound to come to us while observing the 30,000-year-old Chauvet Cave paintings and more than 17,000 years old Lascaux Cave paintings. Exceptional realism, as well as their spectacular colours, is why these caves are sometimes referred to as The Sistine Chapels 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 climate, leaving a permanent mark for us and our descendants to find and admire.
Treat yourself to this special and timeless art piece.