The metamorphoses of Lucy

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A nice slide show, compiled by Marco Barina and clearly inspired by Rubin’s magnus opus Primitivism, showcasing the metamorphoses of the human face and body from the most varied cultures through art history. View it here.

This long, long journey back in time begins with Lucy, the first hominid whose remains are preserved at the National Museum in Addis Ababa. Our journey from the remotest of times to the present day begins from this “primary” image. Through sudden leaps that juxtapose distant epochs and civilizations, the forms in which human beings depict themselves reveal immediate yet “mysterious” resonances…