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Chapter 1 The Birth of Art: Africa, Europe, and the Near East in the Stone Age. For art historians to declare a piece an “artwork,” it must have been modified by human intervention beyond mere selection. “Waterworn pebble resembling a human face” Makapansget, South Africa 3,000,000 BC

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Chapter 1

The Birth of Art:

Africa, Europe, and the Near East in the

Stone Age

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For art historians to declare a piece an “artwork,” it must have been modified by human intervention beyond mere selection.

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“Waterworn pebble resembling a human face”

Makapansget,

South Africa

3,000,000 BC

Reddish brown jasperite

2 3/8” wide

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“Animal Facing Left”

Apollo 11 Cave, Namibia 23,000 BC

Charcoal on Stone 5” x 4 1/4”

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“Venus of Willendorf”

Willendorf, Austria

28,000 - 25,000 BC

Limestone

4 1/2 “ high

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“Two Bison” Cave at Le Tuc d’Audoubert, Ariege, France, 15,000-10,000 BC

High Relief, Clay, each figure @ 2” long

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“Bison With Turned Head” La Madeleine, Dordogne, France,

12,000 BC

Fragmentary Spearthrower, Reindeer Horn, 4” long, Bas-relief

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“Bison”

(detail of a painted ceiling)

Altamira Cave,

Santander, Spain

12,000 - 11,000 BC

(discovered 1879)

Each Bison @ 5’ long

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“Hall of the Bulls” (left wall), Lascaux, Dordogne, France,

15,000 - 13,000 BC Largest Bull @ 11’ 6” long

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“Aurochs, Horses, and Rhinoceroses,”

Chauvet Cave, Vallon-Pont-d’ArcArdeche, France,

30,000 - 28,000 BC or 15,00 - 13,000 BC

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Human Figure

from

Ain Ghazal, Jordan

6750-6250 BC

3’ 5 3/8” high

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Landscape with Volcanic Eruption

Catal Hoyuk, Turkey 6150 BC

(Considered by many to be the world’s first landscape)

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“Stonehenge”

Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England, 2550 -1600 BC

Circle is 97’ in diameter, trilithons are @ 24’ high