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  1. 1. This is a painting – is it functional; formalistic; expressionistic or realistic and why??<br />Art Rx – 10/5 AC 10/6 BD<br />
  2. 2. Unit 2: Prehistoric to Medieval Art<br />What do we know about the Prehistoric time period?<br />
  3. 3. How did it all start?<br />Art began over 27,000 years ago<br />As humans became smarter their imagination and ability to create art increased<br />Art from Prehistoric to Medieval times is not a progression from simple to complex. It is a time of many varied art forms from different cultures and time periods<br />
  4. 4. Prehistoric Art: 25,000 to 2500 B.C.E<br />People live in caves<br />Survive by hunting and gathering<br />No organized government or religion<br />Gradually evolve into learning how to use tools to make things<br />Art is made for practical purposes to help with hunt or please natural forces<br />
  5. 5. Prehistoric Art: 25,000 to 2500 B.C.E<br />SCULPTURE: Bone, ivory and stone figurines<br />Made figures to please natural forces like wind, animals and storms<br />Ex: Venus of Willendorf, Europe, 25,000 B.C.E., Stone<br />
  6. 6. Prehistoric Art: 25,000 to 2500 B.C.E<br />ARCHITECTURE: massive, upright, stone structures <br />Later cave people had learned how to farm and had more time to build permanent structures<br />Ex: Stonehenge, England, 2000 B.C.E. Used as an astronomical calendar<br />
  7. 7. Prehistoric Art: 25,000 to 2500 B.C.E<br />PAINTING: Cave paintings of animals thought to guarantee a successful hunt<br />Painted what they saw and images of everyday life<br />Painted on cave walls with fingers and brushes made of sticks<br />Used paint made of crushed rocks, berries and charcoal as outlines for the animals<br />Ex: Lascaux Cave Painting, France, 15,000 B.C.E.<br />
  8. 8. Cave of Lascaux, France, <br />15,000 B.C.E. <br /><br /><br />
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  11. 11. What is ‘Cave Art Style’? (write this in your sketchbook)<br />Simple sketchy lines<br />Crude looking<br />Minimal detail<br />Earth tones (browns, rusty <br /> reds, dark greens, grays)<br />Dark, black outlines around figures<br />Just enough to tell a <br /> story without words<br />
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  13. 13. In your sketchbook, draw a rhino in a cave art style. <br />HANDS ON: Prehistoric Art<br />
  14. 14. HANDS ON: Prehistoric Art<br />
  15. 15. In your sketchbook, draw an elephant in a cave art style. <br />HANDS ON: Prehistoric Art<br />
  16. 16. Does it look like this?<br />HANDS ON: Prehistoric Art<br />
  17. 17. Humans in Cave Art<br />WRITE THIS IN YOUR SKETCHBOOK AND DRAW ONE FROM THE PICTURE AT THE RIGHT<br />Not stick figures<br />Long upper bodies<br />Long, thick legs<br />Tiny heads<br />Short arms<br />
  18. 18. Humans in Cave Art<br />Draw someone running in a cave art style <br />
  19. 19. Humans in Cave Art<br />Draw someone running in a cave art style <br />
  20. 20. With the person at your table draw the process of doing something ‘modern’ in a cave-art style with at least 6 steps. Color with chalk or oil pastels on the paper provided to you.<br />For example draw the process of buying groceries in a cave art style<br />Drive to store Check items off list<br />Pick a shopping cart Pay for groceries<br />Look for groceries Put groceries in car<br />HANDS ON: Prehistoric Art<br />
  21. 21. What parts or things of your cave art story were difficult to draw? <br />Why do you think it was hard to draw these?<br />What connection do you think this has to why art has developed and changed over time?<br />Cave Art Story Discussion<br />
  22. 22. Remainder of Class<br />Finish up your illuminated letter final copy – Sharpied, pencil erased and colored with crayon<br />Finish rubric with comment<br />Complete and colored accession certificate<br />Expand your template #2 drawing onto your large portfolio grid.<br />Color 6 of the boxes – spread them out – using crayons<br />