The Zig Zag Devil

a) On Thursday 28th of March, 2013, I discovered the image of the "Zig Zag devil" when "La Révolution surréaliste" at Facebook posted the image as a Prehistoric Cave painting from 35000 years ago I immediately took notice because I saw the similarity between it and ideas shown in Delville's Idol of Perversity. I checked to see what year the cave paintings were discovered and then checked to see the year the drawing was made and they matched. For me, this image represents a starting point for an idea in modern day creativity that started it's evolution thousands of years ago .

Zig Zag Devil, (source

b) "Rock art in the Kimberly region was first recorded by the explorer and future South Australian governor, Sir George Grey as early as 1838, this rock art is now known as Wandjina style art. While searching for suitable pastoral land in the then remote Roe river area in 1891, pastoralist Joseph Bradshaw discovered an unusual type of rock art on a sandstone escarpment. Bradshaw recognised the uniqueness of this style of painting when compared to the Wandjina style and in a subsequent address to the Victorian branch of the Royal Geographical Society, he commented on the fine detail, the colours, such as brown, yellow and pale blue and he compared it aesthetically to that of Ancient Egypt"

c) The William Bradshaw Foundation site tells us that painting itself as one of the The Bradshaw paintings is dated at a minimum of 17,000 BP (before present). For more information about the cave and its drawings , visit the section dealing with the Kimberly caves at Bradshaw Foundation website. The zig zag devil is to be found on page 3

d) No real explanation has been given about what this picture depicts, or how exactly old it is  but it seems a lot fresher than the remnants of images around it that are worn away, and the artist has painted over one of the older worn away human figures without any thought about it

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