Scam of Modern Art
by Willis A. Carto
(1954-1964) was a chimpanzee who learned how to draw and paint.
Zoologist and surrealist painter Desmond Morris first observed
his abilities when the chimp was offered a pencil and paper
at two years of age. By the age of four, Congo had made 400
drawings and paintings. His style has been described as "lyrical
abstract impressionism." Lee Krasner (wife of Jackson Pollock)
was a Jewish abstract artist whose works today hang in the galleries
of some of the world's greatest museums. Her style has been
described as "neo-cubist abstraction." Can you tell
which one was painted by the chimp and which one by Ms. Krasner?
(Editor's Note: actually "Below
for this online text), a photo of Congo painting is shown next
to a portrait of Ms. Krasner in front of a canvas in progress.
Just a Few Examples of Cro-Magnon
& Western Art
L-R: Cro-Magnon cave painting in France, circa 15,000 B.C.;
La Gioconda (Mona
by Leonardo da Vince
by Michelangelo (1499).
More Examples of Modern `Art'
Jewish artists and their works
featured from left to right: Michael Goldeberg's Untitled;
Sol LeWitt's Cube; Chaim Soutine's Woman in Red; Mark Rothko's
Untitled. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, of course,
but in these cases we find very little beauty in any of these
works of modern "art," although all of them fetched
high prices from gullible buyers and collectors.
Claims that Neanderthal man was a slow-witted,
uncreative brute are not true. Three new studies on prehistoric
weapons suggest Neanderthal man made sophisticated weapons
and tools-possibly including the first sticky adhesive --
but he lacked the refined projectile -- point weaponry early
humans wielded, and also the spear thrower. Scientific extrapolations
based upon Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon skeletal remains suggest
that the cognitive portions of the brains of the two species
were similar. There has been, however, a great difference
found in the visual processing region of the brain, according
to cranial reconstructions. Neanderthal man had a large bulge
in the skull where the visual cortex is located in modern
humans. This has led researchers to conclude that Neanderthal
man "saw things differently." He may have had acute
night vision, some have suggested, or he may simply have processed
low luminosity images in a different way. Neanderthal man
mastered fire but created few if any verified cave paintings.
At least one Neanderthal man, scientists believe, made a four-holed
flute from a hollow bone (see below) while another find shows
that the final Neanderthals in France (33,000 to 30,000 years
ago) were making ornamental jewelry (see below). Finally,
the consistent finding of red ochre pigment, mammoth tusks
and other animal bones, lumps of chert, tools and flowers
in Neanderthal graves indicates some sort of burial ritual
was being practiced even before encountering Cro-Magnon. There
is even a Neanderthal chert mine in Bulgaria said to be over
40,000 years old.
Clockwise from top left: 1. The so-called Tan-Tan
Venus of Morocco, claimed by some to be a Neanderthal sculpture
from about 300,000 years ago, was found with Neanderthal bones;
2. A Neanderthal rock sculpture of a head with bone inserted
for eyes, considered by some to be the finest Neanderthal
art object ever found; 3. Ornamental shells found in Spain
were created well before modern humans arrived --possibly
by Neanderthals; 4. A Neanderthal fish amulet; 5. A Neanderthal
four-holed bone flute.
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