Panel of Lions after Chauvet, 4 x 4 inch oil on panel
© 2013 Kathleen Coy
This wraps up my week of replica paintings after my favorite cave art. Like yesterdays painting, this is from Chauvet in France. Yes, Virginia, cave lions were real. Isn't it amazing to think that this cave wasn't discovered until 1994 and that these lions had been hidden for 30,000 years? And how many other wonders in the world are still waiting to be discovered? Look at the original below. This is a master work. My replica is but a tribute, as are the tattoos of these paintings that I carry on my body. My way of keeping their spirit with me, always.