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Prehistoric Art. Prehistoric Europe and the Near East. Lascaux Caves 15,000 BC. _ _ _ _ !. Bull. Bull. Paleolithic Art Europe. Hall of the Bulls, Lascaux, France, ca. 15,000–13,000 BCE. Largest bull approx. 11’ 6” long. Twisted Perspective. “Chinese Horse”, Lascaux Caves.

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Prehistoric Art


Prehistoric Europe and the Near East


Lascaux Caves 15,000 BC


_ _ _ _ !

Bull


Bull


Paleolithic ArtEurope

Hall of the Bulls,Lascaux, France, ca. 15,000–13,000 BCE. Largest bull approx. 11’ 6” long

Twisted Perspective


“Chinese Horse”, Lascaux Caves


Spotted horse &

negative hand imprint,

Pech-Merle, France,

ca. 22,000 BCE

Rhino, man, & disemboweled bison, Lascaux, France, ca. 15,000–13,000 BCE

Narrative Art


Sculpture in the round

Relief Sculpture

Woman with a bison horn, Laussel, France,c. 25,000–20,000 BCE. 1’ 6” high.

“Venus of Willendorf” c. 25,000 BCE4 ½ inches high


“Venus of Willendorf” c. 25,000 BC


Medium

Reindeer horn

Clay


Mesolithic Art - Europe

Rock Shelter Paintings, Spain, c. 7000-4000 BCE


Rhino, man, & disemboweled bison, Lascaux, France, ca. 15,000–13,000 BCE

Rock Shelter Paintings, Spain, c. 7000-4000 BCE


Neolithic Monumental Architecture Europe, 4000 BCE

“Megalithic Architecture”

1. Tombs

dolmen

Passage Grave, Newgrange, Ireland,c. 3000 BCE

corbel vault

post-and-lintel


2. Ceremonial Structures

Carnac, France, c. 4000 BCE

Stonehenge, England, c. 2500 BCE

menhir

cromlech


Neolithic Art of the Near East


The Oldest Settled Communities

Jericho, Israel, c. 8000 BCE

Great stone tower built into the settlement wall, Jericho, ca. 8000–7000 BCE.


Catal Huyuk, Anatolia (Turkey), c. 7000 BCE


Lascaux, France, ca. 15,000–13,000 BCE

Rock Shelter Paintings, Spain, c. 7000-4000 BCE

Catal Huyuk, Anatolia (Turkey), c. 7000 BCE


Seated Goddesses


Landscape with Volcanic Eruption, c. 6150 BCE


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