Dinca’s Weekly Links, 1.17.16

Chauvet Caves paintings

Chauvet cave paintings

Welcome to another edition of Dinca’s weekly links.

  1. Last week, we did not post our weekly links, because we were busy launching our new and improved – mobile friendly – site design. Check out dinca.org on your mobile devices. If you have any feedback, please share in the comment section below.
  2. “Following a new discovery, the abstract details in France’s Chauvet Caves paintings, created by early humans 36,000 years ago, are thought to depict a volcanic eruption, scientists say.” [artnet News, 1.11.16]
  3. Yes, we, too, agree that The Revenant is a great film. What more can you ask for from a Hollywood mainstream release? According to Manohla Dargis:

    “In ‘The Revenant,’ a period drama reaching for tragedy, Leonardo DiCaprio plays the mountain man Hugh Glass, a figure straight out of American myth and history. He enters dressed in a greasy, fur-trimmed coat, holding a flintlock rifle while stealing through a forest primeval that Longfellow might have recognized. This, though, is no Arcadia; it’s 1823 in the Great Plains, a pitiless testing ground for men that’s littered with the vivid red carcasses of skinned animals, ghastly portents of another slaughter shortly to come. The setting could not be more striking or the men more flinty. [NY Times, 12.24.15]

  4. Any collectors of Picasso reading this?! If so, “Pablo Picasso’s Granddaughter Is Selling a Huge Part of Her Private Collection at Sotheby’s” [artnet News, 1.11.16]

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