Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Artist of the "Week" No. 3


I am going to make a serious attempt at this once a week thing, but no promises!  Over the next few weeks I will be sharing images and information about the following works of art; Lascaux, Woman of Willendorf and Stonehenge.  These three will be mixed in with contemporary artists and artworks, and then I will move into a new art movement.

Lascaux is a well known Paleolithic Cave Painting in Northern France. The paintings are estimated to be over 17,000 years old, painted in 15,000 BCE.  My favorite part of the cave is how it was discovered, several teenagers and their dog, Robot, stumbled upon them in September of 1940.  Can you imagine?! Hanging out with your friends and finding a cave full of prehistoric graffiti?!  It must have been overwhelming and amazing. I think if my friends and I had found a place like this, though, we would have kept it secret.

My Handout to Students.

For more interaction and images of Lascaux, click here.

Happy Art Educating!

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