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    The Lascaux cave was found in 1920 on September 20th during the Nazi Occupation. The Lascaux cave was found by 4 teenage boys, Marcel Ravidat, Jacques Marsal, Georges Agnel, and Simon Coencas while chasing after their dog, Robot. Archeologists estimated that the cave is about 20,000 years old. The Lascaux Cave is located in Montignac, France which also houses the Montiagnic Cave. The cave was accessible for everyone to enter after World War II. About 1200 people would enter everyday to see these historical paintings. The cave showed everyday people and famous artists that the art they created and used was already learned during that time period. For example, Pablo Picasso visited the cave in the 1950’s and said “we have invented nothing”.…

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    Located in France near the town of Montignac, are the Lascaux Caves. Filled with bountiful cave paintings dating back over 15,000 years ago, these caves were discovered unintentionally. While following their dog, four teenagers discovered these works of art after traveling down the narrow entrance leading into the caves (History.com). The Lascaux Caves have different sections based on the collections of artwork painted on the walls, including the Hall of Bulls, the Chamber of Engravings, and the…

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    Differences In Ancient Art

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    Artistic works have gone through extensive changes and transitions throughout time. Each time period develops a style that sometimes is carried on or merely tweaked in the next time period, and others times is snuffed out completely. By studying specific pieces from successive time periods, one can develop a sense for these changes of style as well as the reasoning behind them. Pieces from the Paleolithic, Neolithic, Greek, and Roman periods are great examples of this. The Hall of Bulls is…

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    Hall Of Bulls Analysis

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    Describe the Work Hall of Bulls is a beautiful Upper-Paleolithic cave painting made in ca. 15,000 B.C. The painting is scaled larger than life size standing 25 feet tall and 62 feet wide; and, it resides inside of a cave on a coarse, rigid, and uneven rock wall. The cave is located in a small geographical area called Lascaux located in Dordogne France. Furthermore, there is no known artist for the Hall of Bulls, because of historical ignorance and the age of the painting; however,…

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    Lascaux Symbolism

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    In addition to the painted images, Lascaux has many engravings of animals and abstract designs. These may have been created with the aid of torches and stone lamps filled with animal fat to produce light for the artists! (Maybe even bull fat!) The paint colors, or pigments, used to paint Lascaux and other caves were made from commonly found minerals. When ground they would create colors such as red, yellow, black, brown, and violet. No brushes have been found. This means that the broad black…

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    Niaux Cave Research Paper

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    It’s important to remember that Niaux Cave is one of Europe's most impressive Paleolithic rock art galleries of cave paintings. Niaux Cave has been visited since the 17th century - as shown by the graffiti, dated as early as 1602. But it was not until 1906, when the cave paintings in the main chamber of the cave—Salon Noir—were acknowledged as prehistoric, that the preservation of the cave and the study of the paintings began. Now, through radiocarbon dating of the charcoal, we know the rock art…

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    Lascaux Cave Analysis

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    Looking at the Toreador Fresco in comparison to the Lascaux Cave painting, Hall of the Bulls, it can be seen that the relationship between human beings and nature were exceptionally different for the two different time periods. During the paleolithic era, some animals, such as bison and deer, were painted in honor of being used as food, while others were painted to show that they were feared predators. However, in some cases animals were painted for the sole purpose of documentation or as a…

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    Lascaux Cave Essay

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    The Lascaux caves in France contain many petroglyphs from the Upper Paleolithic time period. Archaeologist used radiocarbon from fragments of charcoal and “placed Lascaux in the Magdalenian culture” (Aujoulat). The artwork in these caves gives insight into the lives of the anatomically modern Homo sapiens (AMHS) who drew these paintings by demonstrating the types of animals they were living with, and why they were important to them. Furthermore, these paintings give insight into the intellect of…

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    Cave Painting Tour In the video Lascaux Cave Paintings – Visual Tour I was able to see the different type of cave paintings done by humans long ago. In 1500 B.C.E. many groups settled together in France and started doing their very first cave paintings by hand. It is so amazing how humans like ourselves were able to do those cave paintings by hand and be the very first to discover handwriting. In 1940 three teenage boys discovered this cave in a little village in southwestern France They…

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    discovered Lascaux in southwestern France. It wasn’t before long until archaeologists got their hands on these cave paintings, and starting dissecting any artifacts that were on the scene (Lascaux, New World Encyclopedia). These Paleolithic paintings demonstrated their explicit Stone Age artwork, current culture, and human development (Lascaux, New World Encyclopedia). But by 1979, the caves were closed to the public in order to preserve the paintings and decrease any more deterioration. Only…

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