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When in the Cave series, 2008-9

A series of oil paintings, inspired by petroglyphs and the ancient cave paintings

It's believed that the shaman would retreat into the darkness of the caves, enter into a trance state, then paint images of their visions, perhaps with some notion of drawing out power from the cave walls themselves; Maybe trying to call upon the spirit of the hunt. 

Neginete,Negin Ehtesabian, Iranian artist, activist artist, iran green movement, iran art, cave painting, iranian artists, middle east art, feminism art, woman art, shaqayeq ahmadian, farnoosh aryan, hale darabi, shajarian, alizadeh, persian music,

Bloody Cats/ When in the Cave, 2009  /About Iran Spring 2009-Green movement/ oil paint on canvas

it's the question: What is today's human subject for the hunt?

What are their need and desire? What do they fear the most?

What they would call upon if they need magic? 

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