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Cave Horse Light Switch Cover, Art Switchplate, double toggle light switch cover, Horse Decor, Antique Brass, Horse, Western Light Switch

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cast brass, archival paper, poured resin, ink
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If you love horses, you've got to have this light switch plate! This is one of the earliest artistic renderings of a horse in human history.

This beautiful rendering of a horse dates to 15,000 BC, and yet the image is amazingly modern in it's economy of line and bold graphic depiction. A beautiful work of art in a functional form, and a great conversation piece to boot! Here's some info to help start the conversation like a collector...

About the Image:
Detail of a prehistoric cave painting, found at the famed Lascaux Caves, Dordogne, France, c. 15,000 B.C.

TALK LIKE A CURATOR: Here's some info from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History to help start the conversation:

->THE EARLIEST ART: "A virtual revolution occurred in the creation of art during the period of the Upper Paleolithic in Europe. Beginning around 40,000 B.C., the archaeological record shows that anatomically modern humans effectively replaced Neanderthals and remained the sole hominid inhabitants across continental Europe. At about the same time, and directly linked to this development, the earliest art was created. .... In the painted caves of western Europe, namely in France and Spain, we witness the earliest unequivocal evidence of the human capacity to interpret and give meaning to our surroundings."

-> And check this out.....HOLY COW--- PREHISTORIC AIR BRUSH! "The pigments used to paint Lascaux and other caves were derived from readily available minerals and include red, yellow, black, brown, and violet. No brushes have been found, so in all probability the broad black outlines were applied using mats of moss or hair, or even with chunks of raw color. The surfaces appear to have been covered by paint blown directly from the mouth or through a tube; color-stained, hollowed-out bones have been found in the caves."

Double toggle switch plate cover, framed in antiqued cast brass. Image printed on archival paper, sealed in poured resin.
If you love horses, you've got to have this light switch plate! This is one of the earliest artistic renderings of a horse in human history.

This beautiful rendering of a horse dates to 15,000 BC, and yet the image is amazingly modern in it's economy of line and bold graphic depiction. A beautiful work of art in a functional form, and a great conversation piece to boot! Here's some info to help start the conversation like a collector...

About the Image:
Detail of a prehistoric cave painting, found at the famed Lascaux Caves, Dordogne, France, c. 15,000 B.C.

TALK LIKE A CURATOR: Here's some info from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History to help start the conversation:

->THE EARLIEST ART: "A virtual revolution occurred in the creation of art during the period of the Upper Paleolithic in Europe. Beginning around 40,000 B.C., the archaeological record shows that anatomically modern humans effectively replaced Neanderthals and remained the sole hominid inhabitants across continental Europe. At about the same time, and directly linked to this development, the earliest art was created. .... In the painted caves of western Europe, namely in France and Spain, we witness the earliest unequivocal evidence of the human capacity to interpret and give meaning to our surroundings."

-> And check this out.....HOLY COW--- PREHISTORIC AIR BRUSH! "The pigments used to paint Lascaux and other caves were derived from readily available minerals and include red, yellow, black, brown, and violet. No brushes have been found, so in all probability the broad black outlines were applied using mats of moss or hair, or even with chunks of raw color. The surfaces appear to have been covered by paint blown directly from the mouth or through a tube; color-stained, hollowed-out bones have been found in the caves."

Double toggle switch plate cover, framed in antiqued cast brass. Image printed on archival paper, sealed in poured resin.

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