5,000 Cave Paintings Uncovered in Tamaulipas
INAH, Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (National Institute of Anthropology and History), recently revealed the discovery of 4,926 cave paintings located in the Sierra de San Carlos, near Burgos, Tamaulipas.
The prolific number of cave paintings include images of stars and planets, people and tipi-like structures; and, local flora and fauna, like lizards, deer and centipedes. A painting of an atlatl, a spear throwing tool used to hunt, was also found.
Researchers believe the paintings were made by groups of Indigenous Peoples who fled Spanish missionaries in the early 18th century.
Images via INAH
SELF PORTRAITS BY NIKOS GYFTAKIS
Nikos Gyftakis was born in Athens, Greece in 1981. He studied Painting, at the School of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1999 - 2005) and also Theatrical Stage and Costume Design (2001-2003) at the dpt. He now lives and works between Athens and Stockholm. - “It is in my portraits that the work of art is organized around a dominating, dynamic topic and it is fully radiant with movement, flow and musicality. With the line being the main medium, the curves replace the corners and the continuity comes in place of the discontinuity. The are no contour lines and the figures, the light, and the color, all flow in space and in the surroundings.”