Yesterday I did some research on the cave of "Cussac", which is also not very far from here but not open for the public. Only scientists can go in for a limited time because there are high level of CO@ inside the cave. But in the library of the "Pole International de la Préhistoire" and on the web, I did find some interesting pictures and information.
What appealed to me was the different style, a bit less realistic, almost like drawings in an animation, and again the presence of animals/ creatures which can not be defined. A few pictures from the web to give an impression:
I like very much the joyful almost humoristic expression of the horse. The drawing is mad in such strong sure lines> And apparently it is a very big drawing. On the second one a strange creature and I like the very fine thin lines on the mammoth.
What I learned yesterday that they were made in the Gravettian period, which was different in style then before and after. They did mix front and side views like the Egyptians did later as well, they didn't use perspective. The drawing are approximately 25.000 years old. In the older "Chauvet" cave, over 30.000 years old they did use perspective and did and effort to present animals in a visually realistic way. The same in the later Magdalenian period. Only human beings are never drawn in a very realistic way although in a clever and often funny way.
Trtied to integrate this new knowledge in a new painting: