Ancient Paintings

Or, is a monumental mistake to reduce the appearance of writing it represents when we, the Europeans of today, we write what we call letters. This reduction prevents us from seeing that, long before the Egyptians, that is, from the Paleolithic, the man wrote, is absolutely certain that the alleged “paintings” Lascaux cave were already writing the concept! “We have not done better!” Exclaimed Picasso, who was completely confused on the nature of what we watched. Well, it is certain that Paleolithic man was aware of, rather than the Egyptians or Picasso, the third dimension. And, to guarantee Egyptians take icons (which are Coptic or Byzantine), is always writing! The iconography mocks much to try and find out if their representations are “similar.” Sure, as it is for him of writing and shooting the portrait of the Virgin Mary! Wonder if the figure of King David in the stained glass of Chartres Cathedral is similar. The portrait, in revenge, is the paint, ie no direct representation, without the mediation of the sign. In this case, a portrait very well what they replaced, from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century, called “Fine Arts”, to the extent that appropriated the aesthetic concern, including empirical view, namely the resemblance. But that does not mean that, technically, the aesthetic concern is necessarily absent from the writing. We speak as of the writing (ie, as the Greek etymology of the word, the “beautiful writing”), provided, properly understood, not to reduce the term to the application that we mentioned yesterday, to form our letters, on the banks of the college, full and delicate! The symbol of ancient Egypt, is also the calligraphy and the bison of Lascaux, the icon, the plea made by master Verrier, etc.