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Prehistoric art

  1. 1. prehisto art ric
  2. 2. Timeline Stone Age  Paleolithic Era (2,500,000 – 10,000 BC)  Lower Paleolithic (2,500,000 – 200,000 BC)  Middle Paleolithic (200,000 – 40,000 BC)  Upper Paleolithic (40,000 – 10,000 BC)  Mesolithic Era 10,000 – 4,000 BC)  Neolithic Era (4,000 – 2,000 BC) Bronze Age (3,300 – 1,200 BC) Iron Age (1,300 BC – 200 AD)
  3. 3. a hunter-gatherer culture paleolithic era
  4. 4. Stone Age Art Petroglyphs - cupules, engravings, drawings, symbols Sculpture/Carving Cave Painting
  5. 5. Venus of Tan-Tan 500,000- 300,000 BC found in Morocco 2.4 inches long quartzite rock interpreted as the depiction of the human form, gender indeterminate and facelesslower paleolithic Venus of Berekhat Ram 230,000 BC found at the Berekhat Ram in Golan Heights (Syria) 1.4 inches long
  6. 6. Cupule and meander petroglyph on a boulder at the Auditorium Cave, Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh, India; 700,000 – 290,000 BClower paleolithic
  7. 7. series of beads made from shells; 75,000 BCmiddle paleolithic petroglyph found at the Blombos Cave located in the limestone cliff, about 100 meters from the sea of the southern coast of South Africa; 70,000 BC
  8. 8. middle paleolithic La Ferrassie Cupules approximately 60,000 BC; situated in South West France
  9. 9. upper paleolithic Venus of Hohle Fels (hollow rock) or Venus of Schelklingen 40,000 – 35,000 BC; found in Schelklingen, Germany; oldest known figurative art; made of woolly mammoth tusk; 2.4 inches in height
  10. 10. upper paleolithic Swabian Jura Ivory Carvings found at a plateau in German state of Baden-Wurttemberg Mammoth Ivory Figurine 33,000 BCE oldest figurative carving 1.5 inches long weighs 7.5 grams
  11. 11. upper paleolithic Swabian Jura Ivory Carvings found at a plateau in German state of Baden-Wurttemberg Ivory Carving of Horse 33,000 BC in Vogelherd Cave
  12. 12. upper paleolithic Swabian Jura Ivory Carvings found at a plateau in German state of Baden-Wurttemberg The Lion Man 32,000 BC in the Hohlenstein-Stadel cave the oldest known anthropomorphic animal figurine in the world the first sculpture of a male figure 11.7 inches tall, 2.2 inches wide, and 2.3 inches thick
  13. 13. upper paleolithic Chauvet Cave paintings Vallon-Pont-dArc, France 30,000 BC; over 300 paintings and engravings; depicted images of lions, mammoths, rhinoceroses, panther, owl, horses, bison, aurochs, ibex, reindeeer, red deer, musk- oxen, red ochre hand stencils, handprints
  14. 14. upper paleolithic Chauvet Cave paintings…
  15. 15. upper paleolithic Chauvet Cave paintings…
  16. 16. upper paleolithic Cosquer Cave paintings near Marseilles, France 25,000 BCE; the entrance to Cosquer cave is situated over 100 feet below sea level; contains, hand stencils, charcoal drawings and about 100 polychrome paintings of horses and other animals
  17. 17. upper paleolithic Cosquer Cave paintings…
  18. 18. upper paleolithic Cosquer Cave paintings…
  19. 19. upper paleolithic Cosquer Cave paintings…
  20. 20. upper paleolithic Cosquer Cave paintings…
  21. 21. upper paleolithic Pech-Merle Cave paintings Cabrerets, Midi-Pyrénées, France 25,000 BC; painted in charcoal and ochre on limestone; polychrome; second oldest cave art; contains about 1,300 meters of galleries; contains footprints, tools, food remains, and other signs of human habitation; famous for “The Dappled Horses” panel which is 4 meters long
  22. 22. upper paleolithic Pech-Merle Cave paintings…
  23. 23. upper paleolithic Pech-Merle Cave paintings…
  24. 24. upper paleolithic Venus of Brassempouy or “Lady with the Hood” about 25,000 BC found in Brassempouy, France one of the earliest known realistic representations of a human face and hairstyle carved from mammoth ivory 1.4 inches high, 0.9 inches deep, and 0.7 inches wide
  25. 25. upper paleolithic Venus of Laussel around 25,000 BC found in Southwestern France 18 inches high limestone bas-relief painted with red ochre
  26. 26. upper paleolithic Venus of Willendorf 24,000 – 22,000 BC found in Lower Austria 4.3 inches long; carved from limestone and tinted with red ochre
  27. 27. upper paleolithic Venus of Kostenki 23,000 – 21,000 BC found in Kostenki settlement in Russia limestone about 4 inches in height
  28. 28. upper paleolithic Lascaux Cave paintings Montignac, Dordogne, France 17,000 BC; contains seven decorated chambers with over 2000 painted images; polychrome (red, yellow, black, brown, and violet); best known for the huge scale of animal pictures and exceptionally realistic portrayal The Crossed Bison
  29. 29. upper paleolithic Lascaux Cave paintings… The Great Hall of the Bulls
  30. 30. upper paleolithic Lascaux Cave paintings… Shaft of the Dead Man
  31. 31. upper paleolithic Cave of Altamira paintings near Santillana del Mar, Cantabria, Spain 15,000 BC; “Sistine Chapel of Paleolithic Art", polychrome
  32. 32. upper paleolithic Cave of Altamira paintings…
  33. 33. upper paleolithic Cave of Altamira paintings…
  34. 34. Things to ponder…1. What motivated primitive man to create such art?2. What does it mean to be human?3. How was the art of the prehistoric period related to society? Vannessa E. San Juan Philippine High School for the Arts/Art Studies IV 16 June 2011

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