Antony Gormley: How Art BeganMaros, South Sulawesi
Why do humans make art? When did we begin to make our mark on the world? And where? In this major new film, Britain’s most celebrated sculptor, Antony Gormley, is setting out on a journey to see for himself the very beginnings of art.Once we believed that art began with the cave paintings of Ice Age Europe, tens of thousands of years ago. But now, extraordinary new discoveries around the world are overturning that idea.
Finally he’ll ask what these images from millennia ago can tell us about who we are.
As he says: “If we can look closely at the art of our ancestors, perhaps we will be able to reconnect with something vital that we have lost.”