Prehistoric Cave Paintings: (Part 2) Complex Composition in Frescoes by Prehistoric Human Beings

Xue Jing

PureInsight | June 2, 2003

[] Because many drawings in prehistoric frescos overlap one another, it is not easy to figure out the meaning of the artwork. They must be carefully examined. Although the drawings are quite crowded and complex, they are arranged by certain rules. Mr. Jiri Mruzek from Canada thinks that these frescoes contain X-ray vision, cubic perspective and complex geometric composition and rules. (For detailed illustrations, please refer to the article The Complex Engravings) [1].

A drawing below is a fresco [2] discovered in the cave of Les Trois Freres in the French Pyrenees. In the drawing, there are many horses and other animals overlapping layer upon layer. Some of them are drawn inverted. It is very difficult to tell what is drawn in the picture. Through a careful examination by experts, an image of a knight is found among the many animals. His sleeves are rolled up. He wears a vest, a broad belt, and a pair of boots. A dagger is inserted in the scabbard that is located at his left boot. The left hand of the knight is in the left pocket of his trousers. His long hair appears to be flying in the wind, which exactly looks like the image of an animal. How can primitive people at the late stage of the Paleolithic Age draw such a complex picture? How can they wear boots?

There is a knight among the animals in this complex drawing. (Cave of Les Trois Freres, France. Copyright: Jiri Mruzek)

Currently, scientists think that the Cromagnons of the Neolithic Age of France understood horses better than other races in the same time period. Based on the drawing of the knight, it is obvious that their understanding of horses was not superficial but achieved the level of the medieval times of human civilization.

Another drawing, of a girl, was discovered in the cave of La Marche that more completely manifested the dress and life of human beings at that time [3]. The girl in the drawing is dressed up as a hunter. On her back, a cape is flying. She wears a leather hat and tall boots on her feet and she appears to be staring at the sky. Her position looks as if she is riding a horse. In fact, there is a horse in the original drawing. It is too obscure to be distinguished in this picture.

A girl with a cape (Cave of La Marche, France. Copyright: Jiri Mruzek)

1. The Complex Engravings,
2. A Prehistoric Horseman in the World of X-Ray Vision,, Magdalenian Horsemen

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