|The First Art Newspaper on the Net
||Established in 1996
|| Monday, October 24, 2016
|Cavemen better at drawing animal movement: study by open access journal PLoS ONE|
Boar painted 20,000 years ago in Spain by cavemen to Indicate motion shown on Jan. 24, 1945. AP Photo.
WASHINGTON (AFP).- Cavemen were better at drawing four-legged animals in motion in their art than modern artists, a study said Wednesday.
Most four-legged animals have a similar sequence in which they move each limb. These sequences were studied in the early 1880s by British photographer Eadweard Muybridge.
The authors of the study published in the open access journal PLoS ONE evaluated prehistoric and modern artwork from cave paintings of cows and elephants.
They also looked at statues and paintings of horses, elephants and other animals in motion to see how well artistic depictions reflected scientific observations of animal motion.
Gabor Horvath and colleagues from Eotvos University in Budapest found that animals drawn or painted walking or trotting often had their legs in the wrong place, scientifically speaking.
But prehistopric paintings had a much lower rate of error -- 46.2 percent -- compared to "modern pre-Muybridgean art" that showed animal motion incorrectly 83.5 percent of the time.
That error rate dropped off to 57.9 percent after 1887. It was not clear what improved man's portrayals of animal movement, the authors said.
© 1994-2012 Agence France-Presse
December 7, 2012
11th annual Art Basel Miami Beach features 257 leading international galleries
Cavemen better at drawing animal movement: study by open access journal PLoS ONE
Restoration of Jacopo da Pontormo altarpiece reveals unrecorded drawing clearly visible at the top
Berlin marks 100 years since Nefertiti find with major exhibition 'In The Light of Amarna'
Italian police recover 2,000-year-old Egyptian sphinx stolen from Etruscan necropolis of Montem Rossulum
Painting attributed to El Greco smashes pre-sale estimate at Bonhams Old Masters Sale
After a 4.8 million dollar makeover, London's Charles Dickens Museum reopens
1933 King Kong three sheet brings $388,375 to set house record at Heritage Auctions
Glassblowing comes to the iPhone: VMFA and The Martin Agency launch app inspired by Dale Chihuly's artwork
Swiss contemporary art generates enthusiasm among collectors at Sotheby's
The New Art Dealers Alliance returns to Miami Beach for the 10th edition of NADA Miami Beach
Bernar Venet invited by Bugatti to create a work of art on view at the Rubell Family Collection
Aqua's 8th installment packs another powerful punch during Art Basel Miami week
Tamara Beckwith, co-owner of the Little Black Gallery, joins Channel 4's Four Rooms
Sweden's Nationalmuseum announces acquisition of photographic portraits by Hans Gedda
RISD Museum bids farewell and warm wishes to Curator Judith Tannenbaum
The Helmut Newton Foundation opens exhibition of works by François-Marie Banier and Helmut Newton
World's most important porcelain tea service sells at Bonhams for £541,250
Just discovered Scharl Portrait of Einstein up for sale for first time
Most Popular Last Seven Days
1.- New light shines on Sandro Botticelli masterpieces at Florence's Uffizi Gallery
2.- Cincinnati Art Museum's Van Gogh exhibition brings guests Into the Undergrowth
3.- Degas retrospective debuts in the U.S. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
4.- Special exhibition features large-scale photography by Richard Mosse & Edward Burtynsky
5.- Nobel panel gives up knockin' on Dylan's door
6.- An unprecedented, international-loan exhibition of works by Claude Monet is at the Kimbell Art Museum this fall
7.- Exhibition at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek explores Rousseau's landscapes
8.- Yoko Ono unveils her first permanent US art installation
9.- ArtReview's annual Power 100 names Hans Ulrich Obrist as the artworld's most powerful figure
10.- British artist David Hockney makes a splash at Frankfurt fair with 2,000-euro book
Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .
|Royalville Communications, Inc|
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.