8.00" x 4.50"
10.00" x 6.50"
Chauvet Cave lions courting Poster
by Weston Westmoreland
Chauvet Cave lions courting by Weston Westmoreland - 8" x 4.5"
Archival Matte Paper
Rolled in a Tube
Chauvet Cave lions courting poster by Weston Westmoreland. Our posters are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All posters include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.
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A Cave Lion love story. Chauvet Cave, 30,000 BP.
A lioness nuzzles her partner in which probably is the oldest courtship image ever found.
This scene, depicted with a masterful economy of traces, shows the lioness angling her head towards the male and rubbing, or having just rubbed, against his neck. We can see her head is at anangle because of the position of the ears. The lion, in the meantime, stares ahead stoically.
The artist probably used the shape of the cave wall to simulate the lioness' thigh and the lion's hip. There is a red line following the lion's contour and joining the black line in the ear which might represent movement. The double line on the male lion's neck could suggest the feline stretching his neck in a mating call. Using double images to depict movement is usual.
Once again, an amazing painting, full of insight, life and movement. And that's not all, this painting helped us determine male cave lions had no mane as their curre...
About Weston Westmoreland
Hi there, Born in '72 and shooting pictures since '83, I particularly enjoy creating wide panoramic compositions, HDRs, HDR Panoramas... But not just... Here you will find landscapes and cityscapes, ancient ruins and modern buildings, moons and seas, planes and boats, guns and flowers, animals and machines, forests and deserts, vanguard and prehistory, digital and film, color and black & white, graves and newborns, temples, trenches, palaces, castles, tanks, churches, bunkers... However, they have some things in common: they are meaningful images, I believe them all to be beautiful, and they are for the most part unique. Come in and judge for yourself. W. W. WE CAN CUSTOMIZE ANY PICTURE TO YOUR PERSONAL LIKING AND MAKE IT...