Oils on stone, 4 x 10 inches
Once Minoan frescoes decorated the interiors and exteriors public and private buildings, however, because so many were found after the devestation of an earthquake, volcanic eruption and subsequent wave of tsunamis, it is highly probable their frescoes were everywhere.
But if so, why so many?
Today we are surrounded by so many sources of information (books, newspapers, cinema, television and now the internet), it's almost hard to imagine that people once relied on pictures, for example the biblical messages conveyed in medieval stained glass windows for people who didn't read. Similarly, and almost 4,000 years ago, the Minoans had pictures of their own and possibly their own purpose for placing them everywhere. My theory is they were deliberately designed to have a productive influence and that they were always meant to be discussed in order to strengthen their purpose.
And here is the Blue Cat that was possibly telling its own story. If you follow its trail, carefully, you may discover it for yourself!