Painting the cave prehistoric art by ert554898

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									Painting the cave: prehistoric art

          Ancient Studies
       Two types of prehistoric art
I. Parietal – on cave walls

• Paintings and engravings found in caves
  along walls and ceilings are referred to as
  "parietal" art.
Source: Lascaux (ca. 15,000 B.C.) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art
   History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
“The Unicorn," from the Great
Hall of the Bulls in Lascaux cave
Source: Lascaux (ca. 15,000 B.C.) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art
History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art




                        http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/lasc/hd_lasc.htm
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Lions hunting Bison, Chauvet Cave. A
pride of lions hunt bison, one of the
rarest scenes ever found in Paleolithic
art.
Source: Chauvet Cave (ca. 30,000 B.C.) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The
Metropolitan Museum of Art
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/chav/hd_chav.htm
Two types of prehistoric art, cont.
II. Mobiliary - portable
• The second category, "mobiliary" art,
   includes small portable sculpted objects
   which are typically found buried at
   habitation sites.(ca. 15,000 B.C.) | Thematic
   Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History |
  Source: Lascaux (ca. 15,000 B.C.) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of
  Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
http://www.metmuseum.org/
toah/hd/eyna/hd_eyna.htm
Wait, could there be a third
          type?!
                                       Sources
•   Chauvet Cave, c. 30,000 BCE
•   Southern France
•   http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/chav/hd_chav.htm

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•   Eynan/Ain Mallaha (10,000-8200 BC)
•   West Asia
•   http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/eyna/hd_eyna.htm
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•   Lascaux (c. 15,000 BC)
•   Southwestern France
•   http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/lasc/hd_lasc.htm
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•   Hoax
•   http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/entertainment/arts/4563751.stm
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