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Cave Art

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Chris Hearn

on 21 September 2016

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Transcript of Cave Art

Cave Art
Lascaux, France
Vezere Valley
Magdalenian hunter gatherers believed to have created the cave art.
Marcel, Jacques, Georges, Simon and Robot- 3 boys who stumbled onto the cave
Sometime before 20,000 BCE- around when the paintings were made
1940- When the three boys discovered it.
Documenting Hunts
Do Now:
1. What is the oldest thing in the world?
2. What is the oldest thing that humans have made?
Lascaux cave art appears high on ceiling of cave because the ground has eroded away.
Colored Dirt
Another cave containing cave art in southern France
Do Now
Find a partner and have them tell you a story about their life. Illustrate that story.
Do Now:
1.What were two animals depicted in the Lascaux cave art?
2. What was one of the animals depicted in the Chauvet cave art?
Do Now:
1. Name and describe two art elements that are used in cave art.
ex. The
of the animals legs are triangles.

2. Name and describe an art princinple that is used in Cave Art.
ex. There is
between the colors red and blue.
Do Now
1. What colors were most common in cave art?
2. What did cave artists use to make paint and how did they get it to stick to the walls?
Do Now
1. How do you create "muddy, natural" colors?

2. What are today's daily objectives?
Do Now
1. Using the art element color, compare the two artworks.
2. Using the art element line, compare the two artworks.
Do Now:
1. How can you tell the difference between the cave art of Lascaux and Chauvet?

2. What background elements are in your cave art?
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