Prehistoric art

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17-12-2011 Morning lecture about prehistoric art.

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Prehistoric art

  1. 1. Prehistoric Art,Symbolic representation of prehistoric cultures.Representation of their world and belief through visual images.The way of recording things/events of their experiences.Probably used for storytelling to othersOn the one hand, prehistoric art reveal not only their notion of BEAUTY,but also complex SOCIAL system of that time.On the other, prehistoric art can be found in many different locationsin the world.What is that mean ?.
  2. 2. Lascaux in France, Western Europe
  3. 3. Egypt, North Africa.
  4. 4. Jabiru, Australia. 
  5. 5. Bulgaria, South-Eastern Europe
  6. 6. Thailand, Southeast Asia
  7. 7. Argentina, South America California, North America
  8. 8. bhimbetka in Madya Pradesh, India
  9. 9. Sri lanka-kadurupokuna
  10. 10. Prehistoric Art Prehistoric Art can be divide in to three period 1. Paleolithic – Cave Paintings, Venus Figures 2. Mesolithic – Simple, 3. Neolithic- Figures, Pottery and Megalithicock art consists of five principle motifs,uman figures, Animals, Tool and Weapons, Rudimentary local Maps and Symbols
  11. 11. Wounded Bison-Altamira, Spain, 15,000-10,000 BC.
  12. 12. Mesolithic PeriodMesolithic Art differ from Paleolithic art. No naturalistic figures are present.
  13. 13. Neolithic PeriodThe Neolithic period, also called New Stone Age, began whenmen first developed agriculture and settled in permanent villages.It ended with the discovery of bronze.Neolithic Artifactspottery.Mother Goddess and megalithic stone monuments such asStonehenge.
  14. 14. StonehengeOne of the most famousprehistoric site of the worldLocated in Salisbury Plain, England2000BC.
  15. 15. Indian Rock art-Bhimbetka (1500-2000BC) Located in Madya Pradesh, India War sceen
  16. 16. Tantirimalai- Northwestern Provin
  17. 17. Rajagalakanda-Eastern Province
  18. 18. Kadurupokuna-Eastern Province
  19. 19. Thank You

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