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August 21, 2012

Essay Paper on Art Appreciation

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Art Appreciation
Appreciation of artworks can be made on multitude standards and therefore during the course of this discussion we will be comparing and contrasting two key cave stones, both of which are considered as a key asset of ancient African civilizations. These include Apollo 11 (25,500-23,500 B.C.) and Wonderwerk (8000B.C.). (ASC, 1984)
The seven slabs of cave stones that have been discovered in the Huns Mountain situated in southwestern Namibia have been dated as one of the ancient works of art in the history of the continent. The image of the cave stones are mainly of animals which as termed by historians and archeologists is of species that may belong to reptilian class. By carefully looking at the image one can say that the face of the animal bears resemblance to a dinosaur or somewhat similar nature animal whereas the remaining body structure also shows similarity with dinosaurs that were carnivorous in nature such as T-Rex. Along with this it is also important to mention that the figures presented on these stones demonstrate are extremely extraordinary in terms of the engravings and sculpture forms that it manifests. (Met Museum, 2010)
On the other hand the incised stones found in Wonderwerk caves situated in the Northern Cape province of South Africa present engravings on stone that exist in the form of geometric lines which are used as the key tool for representing animals which is different from that found on Apollo 11 thus providing greater understanding about the engraved image. However both of them can be used as effective means for conducting research and investigations on ancient African civilizations and get a crystalline idea about the species that existed during that time. (SAFA, 2010)

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