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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Way to go, Old People! (Ice Age Street) / We'll Leave a Light On in the Cave for You / Alison Adcock: After the Last Glaciation

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 The fighting woolly rhinos at Chauvet Cave. Charcoal from these drawings has yielded radiocarbon dates of 31,000-32,000 years BP #IceAgeArt: image via The Ice Age @Jamie_Woodward, 5 February 2017


The Předmostí mammoth is 22,000 years old. It was retrieved from the loess deposits of Moravia in 1895 #IceAgeArt: image via The Ice Age @Jamie_Woodward, 5 December 2016
  

 
#IceAgeArt: The beautiful #mammoth from Arcy-sur-Cure, Burgundy: image via The Ice Age @Jamie_ Woodward, 24 November 2014



Ice age cave art reveals mystery hybrid species that gave rise to modern European bison #IceAgeArt
 

  
The Licking Bison of La Madeleine rockshelter was very carefully observed and exquisitely crafted in last glacial Dordogne #IceAgeArt: image via The Ice Age @Jamie_Woodward, 8 November 2016 
 

#IceAgeArt appreciation - a beautiful miniature mammoth carved in ivory and decorated with crosses 35,000 years ago in southern Germany: image via The Ice Age @Jamie_Woodward, 8 November 2016
    


This tiny yet beautifully proportioned feline head was sculpted in marl in the last glacial at Kostienki in Russia





#OnThisDay in 1940 Upper Palaeolithic cave paintings are discovered at Lascaux in the Dordogne #IceAgeArt #UNESCO





Very exciting! Upper Palaeolithic figurine discovered in French cave
 
Ibex beautifully carved in relief on a baton of antler from Grotte Duruthy in SW France #Magdalenian














The remarkable clay bison reliefs of the Tuc d’Audoubert in SW France - Magdalenian c. 16,000-12,000 BP #IceAgeArt: image via The Ice Age @Jamie_Woodward, 23 June 2015

We'll Leave a Light On in the Cave for You



Drawing of the Incandescent Light Bulb (page 2 of 2): Thomas Edison, 27 January 1880 (Records of the Patent and Trademark Office, US National Archives)

 
Without it, what savage unsocial nights
Our ancestors must have spent! All those deadly
Winter nocturnes in caves and unillumined icy
Fastnesses: they must have laid around and
Grumbled at one another in the dark like the blind,
Fumbling each other's features for the wrinkle of a smile.
What tedious repartee must have passed! Perhaps
This accounts for the dullness of much archaic
Poetry, whose somber cast is notorious and must
Have derived from the traditions of those
Long unlanterned nights. Jokes came in with candles.
How did they see to pick up a pin, if they
Had any? How did they get dinner down? Think of
The mélange of chance carving that must have
Ensanguined dining after dusk! Lights out,
Not even love's what it's cracked up to be.
The senses absolutely give and take
Reciprocally. One wants to know whether that's
An elbow, a knee, or the night table
Before one returns the favor of a friendly nudge.
Wasn't it by the midnight taper all writers once digested
Their meditations? By that same light we ought
To approach them, if we ever expect to catch
The tiger-moth of inspiration that dances
In the word incandescent.



Drawing of the Incandescent Light Bulb (page 1 of 2): Thomas Edison, 27 January 1880 (Records of the Patent and Trademark Office, US National Archives)



Chrome table lamp: S. van Ravesteyn, 1925-1927 (NAI Collection / Het Nieuwe Institut)

SQUIBB PHARMACEUTICALS
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
12/01/1934
p. 127

E.R. Squibb and Sons advertisement for Squibb Pharmaceuticals: Good Housekeeping, 12 January 1934 (Gallery of Graphic Design)

EDISON MAZDA LAMPS
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS
04/01/1931
INSIDE FRONT

General Electric advertisement for Edison Mazda Lamps: Better Homes and Gardens, 4 January 1931 (Gallery of Graphic Design)


Alison Adcock: Sometime after the Last Glaciation

Battersea Park, London, England | by Alison Adcock

Battersea Park, London, England
: photo by Alison Adcock, 23 April 2016


The Strand, London, England | by Alison Adcock

The Strand, London, England
: photo by Alison Adcock, 22 May 2016


Western Gateway, London, England | by Alison Adcock

Western Gateway, London, England
: photo by Alison Adcock, 8 May 2016


Bangkok, Thailand | by Alison Adcock

Bangkok, Thailand
: photo by Alison Adcock, 21 March 2015


Kolkata, India | by Alison Adcock

Kolkata, India: photo by Alison Adcock, 6 November 2015

Varanasi, India | by Alison Adcock

Varanasi, India: photo by Alison Adcock, 25 October 2014

Margate, England | by Alison Adcock

Margate, England: photo by Alison Adcock, 19 June 2016

Margate, England | by Alison Adcock

Margate, England: photo by Alison Adcock, 19 June 2016

Margate, England | by Alison Adcock

Margate, England: photo by Alison Adcock, 19 June 2016

Tokyo, Japan | by Alison Adcock

Tokyo, Japan: photo by Alison Adcock, 21 December 2014

Varanasi, India | by Alison Adcock

Varanasi, India: photo by Alison Adcock, 23 October 2014

Varanasi, India | by Alison Adcock

Varanasi, India: photo by Alison Adcock, 20 October 2014

Varanasi, India | by Alison Adcock

Varanasi, India: photo by Alison Adcock, 20 October 2014

Varanasi, India | by Alison Adcock

Varanasi, India: photo by Alison Adcock, 24 October 2014

Varanasi, India | by Alison Adcock

Varanasi, India: photo by Alison Adcock, 26 October 2014

Yangon, Myanmar | by Alison Adcock

Yangon, Myanmar: photo by Alison Adcock, 27 March 2015

Kolkata, India | by Alison Adcock

Kolkata, India: photo by Alison Adcock, 7 November 2015

Battersea Park, London, England | by Alison Adcock

Battersea Park, London, England
: photo by Alison Adcock, 23 April 2016


Battersea Park, London, England | by Alison Adcock

Battersea Park, London, England
: photo by Alison Adcock, 23 April 2016


Regent's Park, London, England | by Alison Adcock

Regent's Park, London, England
: photo by Alison Adcock, 5 December 2015


Pireus, Greece | by Alison Adcock

Piraeus, Greece: photo by Alison Adcock, 9 October 2016


Pireus, Greece | by Alison Adcock

Piraeus, Greece
: photo by Alison Adcock, 9 October 2016


Pireus, Greece | by Alison Adcock

Piraeus, Greece: photo by Alison Adcock, 9 October 2016


Pireus, Greece | by Alison Adcock

Piraeus, Greece: photo by Alison Adcock, 9 October 2016


Pireus, Greece | by Alison Adcock

Piraeus, Greece: photo by Alison Adcock, 9 October 2016


Pireus, Greece | by Alison Adcock

Piraeus, Greece
: photo by Alison Adcock, 9 October 2016


Pireus, Greece | by Alison Adcock

Piraeus, Greece
: photo by Alison Adcock, 9 October 2016


Pireus, Greece | by Alison Adcock

Piraeus, Greece
: photo by Alison Adcock, 9 October 2016


Pireus, Greece | by Alison Adcock

Piraeus, Greece
: photo by Alison Adcock, 9 October 2016


Margate, England | by Alison Adcock

Margate, England: photo by Alison Adcock, 19 June 2016

Virginia Water, England | by Alison Adcock

Margate, England: photo by Alison Adcock, 29 May 2016

Felixstowe, England | by Alison Adcock

Felixstowe, England: photo by Alison Adcock, 14 March 2017

Felixstowe, England | by Alison Adcock

Felixstowe, England: photo by Alison Adcock, 14 March 2017


Felixstowe, England | by Alison Adcock

Felixstowe, England: photo by Alison Adcock, 14 March 2017


Felixstowe, England | by Alison Adcock

Felixstowe, England: photo by Alison Adcock, 6 March 2017

Felixstowe, England | by Alison Adcock

Felixstowe, England: photo by Alison Adcock, 6 March 2017

Felixstowe, England | by Alison Adcock

Felixstowe, England: photo by Alison Adcock, 6 March 2017

Felixstowe, England | by Alison Adcock

Felixstowe, England: photo by Alison Adcock, 4 March 2017

Felixstowe, England | by Alison Adcock

Felixstowe, England: photo by Alison Adcock, 4 March 2017

Felixstowe, England | by Alison Adcock

Felixstowe, England: photo by Alison Adcock, 4 March 2017

Kolkata, India | by Alison Adcock

Kolkata, India
: photo by Alison Adcock, 31 October 2015


Osaka, Japan | by Alison Adcock

Osaka, Japan: photo by Alison Adcock, 30 December 2014

Kolkata, India | by Alison Adcock

Kolkata, India: photo by Alison Adcock, 4 November 2015 

6 comments:

Robert Gaul said...

Thanks, Tom! My favorite type of art since early childhood. Cave art and petroglyphs never fail to evoke something ineffable, often times conjuring an awe in me that's both joyful and fearful. It was there before I found out about Charles Knight, Zdenek Burian and Ray Harryhausen, whose work unseated those original artists with a wholly different (less religious perhaps) kind of awe for me. Knight, et al, would eventually get replaced by further sophistications, but nothing can replace the sway over me those early impressions still have.As I get older they begin to resonate in my life even more and take on new life and meaning. I rarely comment on blogs, but this is very poignant for me and I truly enjoy your work, both in print and here.

TC said...

Thanks very much for that, Robert.

I do love a conversation!

Robert Gaul said...

My pleasure. After writing this last night I learned of Jimmy Breslin's passing. I not only enjoyed reading him, but i also had the opportunity to meet him on occasion. He used to spend a chunk of his Sunday reading and drinking coffee at DeRobertis caffe on 1st Ave.and I stumbled upon him there one morning before I was to start my brunch shift cooking at Phebe's over on the bowery (corner of 4th). His vibe was usually pretty private, but after running into him there over the next few months I'd chat with him occasionally, nothing deep or noteworthy, but usually with a wink or humor. He could be both trenchant and affable at the same time, but not always. He knew what a shit heel Trump was out the gate, but he really despised the people who enabled him; the press and the bankers.
When I awoke this morning it was to news of Bernie Wrightson's passing. He was one of those guys whose art I'd guess as furthering my sophistication (lol). His work in Creepy and Eerie zines was my Sistine Chapel. I love a conversation , too! Now I'll start the new installment. Thanks

TC said...


Saw that BW's widow is trying to keep his website up, touching.

Breslin's got a pretty close eye on Drumpf in a lot of those late Eighties columns.

"Trump, in the crinkling of an eye, senses better than anyone the insecurity of people, that nobody knows whether anything is good or bad until they are told, and he is quite willing to tell them immediately. His instinct appears to tell him that people crumble quickly at the first show of bravado, particularly members of the media, which is the plural of mediocre."

Jimmy Breslin, Newsday, 13 October 1988

Hilton said...

What a wonderful dreamscape from cave walls to lightbulbs to dogs and more. I'm particularly grateful NOT to see Trump's face. There is a world of wonder beyond his hateful smirk. Thanks.

TC said...

Thanks very much, Hilton. Pretty much my sentiments exactly, re Donnie Deathspiral's ugly mug. Eradicate NOW. Ice Age folk would have dumped him in a pit, covered it over with wolfbane sprinkles, and re-thought the whole either/or concept of a 2-party system, which finally gave the actual participants in this (fake) democracy absolutely Zero choice. (Though maybe the choice between Goldman and Goldman...?)

Drumpf's approval rating now down in the mid-thirties and dipping bigly by the minute, by the by. But at least he's brought on some "fresh" blood. Kellyanne's hubby to Justice, Ivanka to have her very own special office in the Casa Blanca (all the better to "move the units" of her trash merch, yay USA!). Are we having fun yet?