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Re: Art History

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The Colliers (atla)
Mon, 22 Feb 1999 09:16:40 +0200

Hi all,
Have to add in my ywo bits worth.

The Zulus have a problem when they travel in the African bush. When they
go to sleep at night, they are never sure which direction to travel in
when they get up in the morning. So they put down a stick, a little way
from where they are sleeping, pointing in the direction of where they
came from, and another pointing where they need to go.

Years ago, when out hunting with a Zulu guide, my father questioned this
behaviour. The answer was plain and simple, and applies to the question
about art history too

"You cannot know which direction to go in if you don't know where you
come from."


Tracey in Durban, South Africa