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21 February 2013

See Ice Age art at the British Museum

Your author is grateful to readers for their patience as he spends a little longer than expected outside the capital, and promises he is prepares for the return of some more London-based content soon. To keep London-centrists happy until then, this morning your author went along to the stunning 'Ice Age art: arrival of the modern mind' exhibition at the British Museum, an exploration of objects created by our ancestors up to 40,000 years ago.

The objects on show offer a direct connection to our distant ancestors, reflecting the human form and those of animals - mammoths, horses, birds and others - with whom they shared their world. These offer a fascinating insight into their more artistic side, with a flute made from bone and various different materials used to create the works. The exhibition also examines the connections between the earliest known art and more recent works, with an emphasis on how early objects inspired artists such as Pablo Picasso.

For more, see http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/ice_age_art.aspx

^Picture © Julian Osley under a Creative Commons license^

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