07 Sep

Grotte di Lascaux (1954)


Artist: Hugo Grygkar

Year: 1954

Suggestion: Check out Premieres Mains (2002) by Zoe Pauwels for another Hermes carre dealing with cave painting.

From 1954 catalog: catalog1954

Text from the carre owner:

“While exploring one long ago September day nearly 70 years ago in 1940,
four French teenagers discovered a cave in southwestern France,
that was to become one of the most renowned archaeological discoveries of the 20th Century.

The boys found a complex of caves, with 17,000 year-old! paintings on stone walls,
which are believed to be one of mans earliest known written works.

In the late 1940′s after the end of WWII, the caves were opened to the public,
but due to deterioration caused by excess carbon dioxide from thousands of visitors,
they were closed again in April of 1963.

I believe this vintage scarf depicts what is known as the Great Hall of Bulls.”


One Response to “Grotte di Lascaux (1954)”

  1. Debbie Says:

    I was at Lascaux in the early ’80s and went in to see the Grotte with Jacques Marsal who is dead now. I wish I owned this scarf…

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