Interacting with Figurines The Visible Manifestation of the Invisible World Ever since humans moved into Eurasia, they have fashioned figurines from stone, clay, wood, metal, and even butter. These are not dolls, author Harald Haarmann explains, not the playthings of children. Instead, these sculpted figures must be understood within the context of the cultures in which they were fashioned. Are they religious in nature? Perhaps. Are they concrete expressions of past generations fashioned by the present? At times. Are these figures, most of them female, incarnations of goddess divinities? Could be. Are they living components of the daily lives of their creators? Definitely. In this fas...
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3.0 étoiles sur 5Venus Figurines are the earliest and longest lasting human figurative art known.25 octobre 2013
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Dr. Haarmann demonstrates a deep and broad knowledge of Neolithic Venus Figurines but not of the earlier Upper Paleolithic or rare Middle Paleolithic material. His analysis is obscure and opaque, very difficult to read and understand. Being the owner of the largest Collection of Upper Paleolithic Stone French and German Venus Figurines (viewable at gravettianvenusfigurines.com), I was disappointed, obviously, with his limited and obscure analysis. However, it is impossible for anyone who does not actually hold these wonderful objects in their own hands to adequately assess and appreciate the Fine Art of these Ancient and Important objects-the Earliest Human Art and All of the same Theme. They are Women, about half are Pregnant; all are well nourished and made with great care and artistry. More about the significance of these objects to their makers is impossible to say now, thousands of years after the fact. However, clearly, these women were of the upmost importance to their makers and other members of their Band/Clan/Tribe. Gregg Miklashek,MD(retired)