Cave Art

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In an effort to conserve and protect the cave paintings at Lascaux while still allowing visitors to fully experience them, a new museum has been designed for the famed locale. Architects Casson Mann and Snohetta won a competition for the project with an underground complex celebrating and maintaining the 17,300 year-old works. A series of tunnels leads visitors on an experience taken from the perspective of the boys who originally discovered the caves in 1940. Varying levels of light illuminate the protected paintings, some highlighted by shafts of daylight from above, others dimly lit from below. When the museum opens, it will be the first opportunity for public viewing since 1963.

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading


There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.


Oh yes, the planet is sublime!


I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)



Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.



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