Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Day 183

Charging Bull after Altamira, 4 x 4 inch oil on panel
© 2013 Kathleen Coy

Continuing my week of cave paintings, here is another one of my favorites, from the Altamira Cave in Spain. This piece was a joy for me to paint. I have great reverence for bulls - not only for their awesome strength and power, but the fact that bovines represent life deep in the human subconscious. At least, they do in mine. And I'm sure they did to the first artists who painted them so often. Being a Taurus probably doesn't hurt, either.

1 comment:

  1. I am enjoying your cave paintings. I always wonder what kind of person did the art and why. Did the art depict what happened that day? Was the art used as instruction? Anyway, it is very interesting.