In the beginning, even before Wagner, life
was created and it was multi-sensory...
By 15,000 B.C. Cro Magnon had evolved with
a brain capable of modern intelligence. With this new intelligence
the first art was created deep in subterranean caves in the
Dordogne region of Southern France, in caves such as Lascaux,
where Cro Magnon marked the birth of the aesthetic with the
representation of animal figures and coded shamanist scrawls.
He painted fantastic
murals of reindeer, bison, and bulls in these resonant caverns
that flickered with stone candles and smelled of the acrid aroma
of animal fat where rituals were performed.
A magic theater of the senses...