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Re: How is Rock Art aged?
Dec 17, 2012, 11:44
Harryshill wrote:
When you say often, how often is that. More often than not?.

It sounds like you are saying that the art if often dictated by the canvas? With in parameters?

Difficult to put a figure on it and there is a level of subjectivity .

Yes , the art is often dicated by the canvas .
e.g. sometimes the markings will follow outer edge of the canvas , cracks will used to connect motifs just as man made grooves connect motifs . The motifs follow the shape of the stone rather than being imposed on the "flat bit in the middle " etc . It's 's as if the engraver is thinking more like a sculptor than a draughtsman .
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