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    The Cave of Lascaux and Cave Art      Cave paintings might possibly be the oldest known form of communication that exists today. Cave paintings date back to a period of time called the Paleolithic Age. The Paleolithic Age took place from 40,000 to 10,000 B.C. Prehistoric Age is divided into three parts: Paleolithic being the earliest, Mesolithic being the middle at 10,000 B.C. and Neolithic Age being the latest at 8,000 B.C. During the Paleolithic Age it is believed that

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    Chauvet Cave Paintings

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    CAVE PAINTINGS: CHAVUET CAVE Art and the ability to think of concepts is what distinguishes our species from other animals - capabilities that also led us to use fire, develop the wheel and come up with the other technologies that have made our kind so successful ("BBC News - Cave paintings change ideas about the origin of art," n.d.)The discoveries of cave art defied the then dominant view of cultural “progress” as something that gradually proceeded from a “savage” ancient past to the civilization”

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    understand the people who have come before us. This is evidenced by the knowledge humans have discovered of prehistoric men and their symbolic cave paintings. The expression, style, and meaning vary and archaeologists put in much effort to uncover these works. The first evidence of cave art appeared in Western Europe (Berenguer 67). Early cave paintings were characteristic of Western art. They were supported by an acute vision,

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    Toquepala Cave Paintings

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    study will define the symbolism of tribal hunter society in the mural paintings of the Toquepala Caves. These paintings depict the methods of hunting that early human beings utilized to trap animals as a food source. The prehistoric elements of the paintings define the use of wool brushes and red ochre paints, which define one of the earliest cave painting depictions of hunting rites. The Collawa tribal group created these paintings as part of a celebration of the hunting traditions that sustained

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    Lascaux Cave Painting

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    head and a bison is the artwork that I chose for my original art work analysis. The artwork belongs to the movement in the Paleolithic time period created by an unknown cave artist during the prehistoric era. (Web)One of the most intriguing images from the latter of these three periods is the so-called Shaft Scene of Lascaux cave, dating from approximately 17,300 years B.P., in the Dordogne region of France. This image of the famous Bird Man figure, like most Palaeolithic art, defies unambiguous

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    anything about cave paintings? Well I am here to inform you about them. For example, the majestic paintings of bison in Cosquer Cave. In Altamira more beautiful animals of the Ice Age. In Lascaux too were majestic animals like horse, deer, bison, etc. These facts are truly amazing. These caves are jewels of mother nature. Also, about Carbon 14 Dating and how it works with its formulas. Cosquer Cave In 1985 a professional Scuba diver named Henri Cosquer discovered the cave. Cosquer Cave is located

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    The part of the reading that had me most engaged and interested was the section on the cave paintings done by the early humans. The way that they painted these images were just so intricate and with so much detail, it had me in awe. The fact that some of these animals seemed to be drawn in motion gives me the inclination that it was something more meaningful than drawing for the sake of making art, a lot of time and effort must have been spent on this for it not to have some sort of human meaning

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    was cave painting. Cave painting is a form of prehistoric art that dates back hundreds of thousands of years. Analysts are unable to specify the reasoning behind these paintings of objects on cave walls, but many theories have been formulated to surmise the rational behind the art. Questions arise like, “why did man find a need to paint the walls of caves” and is this part of the foundation of the origin of human life as we know it? (Beacon) The ecumenical belief is rooted at history, cave paintings

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    chose to compare two cave paintings from the paleolithic period, The first cave in called Lascaux, and the second cave called Altamira. As we know that the Paleolithic time period is from 30,000 BC to 10,000 BC. The most common theme in cave painting during that time period was like a bunch of a large animals such as bison, horses, cows, deers, lions, birds, and aurochs. In those two pieces of cave painting I found alots of common stuff like the animals and the story of the painting as well but their

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    What are common motifs found in cave paintings such as those at Lascaux and Altamira? Summarize the current theories about their original meaning and purpose Cave paintings are seen now in our society is a snapshot of just what they people during that time cherished when it comes to prehistoric art. The Lascaux brought about many things and showed historians what the appreciated most during that time. In this cave, there were many depicted cows, bulls, and dear along the natural ledges of the rock

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