Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a documentary movie by Werner Herzog. It describes the research, but also the emotions around the Chauvet Cave in Southern France. The cave is closed for public but it is extensively researched, digitalized and scientifically described. Despite all this knowledge the question remains: what was the cave used for and what do these paintings precisely mean.
The small watercolor sketch that I made shows an enthusiastic scientist showing a copy of a small statue. An artefact that obviously means something important since it can be found in many places around the world. The idea is that it symbolizes fertility but we will never know. The exaggerated female proportions could nicely fit in some modern paintings.