Prehistoric Art Prehistoric Art Purpose by ert554898

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									Prehistoric Art
     Purpose and Function of Art

   Why do humans create art?
   What makes something art?
   Is art always art?
   What mediums do artists use?
   ?
                  Location

   Dating of Palaeolithic sites. . .
   Geographical spread. . .
   Majority of finds are described as “Franco-
    Cantabrian” because. . .
         Types and Techniques
   Art historians divide prehistoric art into
    two categories. . .
   Various techniques were used including. .
   Quality improved with time.
   Palaeolithic art was true to life figurative
    work with a developed sense of realism.
   Mesolithic art featured strongly idealized
    figurative art
   Neolithic art featured symbolic schematic
    art with a great deal of abstraction.
              Figurative art
   Female figurines have been found
    throughout Europe.
       Purpose of prehistoric art

   Art was probably magico-religious in
    nature.
   Female figurines were probably. . .
   Representations of animals suggested. . .
   They may have also been attempts to. . .
              Cave Paintings
   Paintings were usually of animals
    including. . .
   They also engraved animal shapes on
    walls.
   In several instances, earlier paintings have
    been covered with new paintings.
   In the Mediterranean area, massive rock
    engravings using. . .
   Cave paintings ended between 13,000 and
    12,000 years ago.
              Levantine Art
   Located on the east
    coast of Spain, the
    art features
    animated scenes of
    hunting with
    humans as the
    dominant feature.
   This occurred. . .
        Cave Painting Websites

   The Cave of Chauvet Pont d’arc
    http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/arcnat/
    chauvet/en/index.html
   The Cave of Lascaux
    http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/arcnat/
    lascaux/en/index.html
                    Works Cited
   “Contribution of the Department of
       Prehistory, IH (CSIC) to EuroPreArt.”
       CSIC. 23 Aug. 2006
       <http://www.europreart.net/csic2.htm>.
   The History of Art. Ann Arbor: Lowe & B.
       Hould, 1988.
   “Venus Figures from the Stone Age.” Don’s
       Maps. 23 Aug. 2006
       <http://donsmaps.com/venus.html>.

								
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