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Jean-Pierre Bracco

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Jean-Philip Brugal
Estelle Herrscher


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Ice Age art : arrival of the modern mind

[Expositions & animations]

du 7 février 2013 au 26 mai 2013
London : British Museum

"These exceptional pieces will be presented alongside modern works by Henry Moore, Mondrian and Matisse, illustrating the fundamental human desire to communicate and make art as a way of understanding ourselves and our place in the world.
Ice Age art was created between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago and many of the pieces are made of mammoth ivory and reindeer antler. They show skilful, practised artists experimenting with perspectives, scale, volumes, light and movement, as well as seeking knowledge through imagination, abstraction and illusion.
One of the most beautiful pieces in the exhibition is a 23,000-year-old sculpture of an abstract figure from Lespugue, France. Picasso was fascinated with this figure and it influenced his 1930s sculptural works."

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http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/ice_age_art.aspx