From Jadet Moghara. . To. . Piet Mondrian
Several thousand years older than agriculture, this painting on a plaster covered wall French . ..archaeologists .discovered while ......excavating a neolithic village in Syria may equally disconcert postmodernists and conservatives, but those who think aesthetic sensibility, like the faculty of language, is hardwired into the human brain can only smile.
The walls of Jadet Moghara (or Djade al-Mughara, depending on your taste in other people's transformational grammar) may be an eon older than Mondrian's Composition A, but the Caves of Lascaux were already older still when the residents of suburban Aleppo took up interior decor.