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Pre-historic Art

Fine Arts Survey: Paleolithic and Neolithic

Old Stone Age Paleolithic
New Stone Age Neolithic
(c. 40,000 - 10,000 B.C) Paleolithic
(c. 8,000- 2,000 B.C.) Neolithic
modulate contours and use of light and dark to create the illusion of mass or three dimensionality modeling
art that began in the last part of the Paleolithic Age Cave Art
art found mostly in southwest France and in Spain Cave Art
people were _________ during the paleolithic period hunters-gatherers
no art exists before the Paleolithic period most likely because_______________. it was being made of things that did not last (wood)
Cave art mostly consists of images of_____________. animals
cave painting found in altamira spain (c. 15,000-10,000 B.C.) Wounded Bison
several famous images of cave paintings (c. 15,000-10,000) have been found in ________ Lascaux, France
Cave Paintings occur ________________ in the darkest recesses of a cave, as far as the entrance as possible
The Lascaux paintings were discovered by accident in ________. 1940
Cave paintings were part of a magic ritual to ensure ________. a good hunt
a carved object from la Madeleine area, made of reindeer horn (c. 15,000-10,000 B.C) Bison
a carved object from the Paleolithic period (c. 25,000-20,000); now found in natural history museums ion Vienna Venus of Willendorf
_________ evokes natural contours of material its made of carved objects from the Paleolithic period
Venus of Willendorf emphasizes the importance of fertility as demonstrated in _________ the roundness of her hips and breasts
Venus of Willendorf has no ______ Facial Features
The plastered skulls (c.7,000 B.C.) were not intended to "________" by to perpetuate it create life
The plastered skulls replace _______ with more lasting substances flesh
The plastered skulls could have been displayed as __________. venerated ancestors
the plastered skulls suggested a belief in a _________. spirit or soul
prehistoric arhitecture in Salisbury Plain, Southern England (c. 3,000 - 1,800 B.C.) Stonehenge
Stonehenge was built in ___ stages 3
Stonehenge was probably built by the ______. Celts
Stonehenge was used for ______ by celtic priests known as druids. religious purposes
The celts probably worshiped ________ and _________. ancestors, nature
built of post (upright) and lintel (horizontal) construction Stonehenge
Greek; meaning higher than ordinary arch
Greek; meaning construction on buildings tecture
Created by: ElizabethI