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Caves of Lascaux

And other Paleolithic Art


Objectives
Students will be able to recognize cave art and other Paleolithic art
forms
Students will be able to understand why it is important
Students will be able to gain better appreciation and understanding
by recreating a Lascaux creature of their choosing
What are the Caves of Lascaux?
Cave in Southern France in Europe
Discovered in 1940s by 4 boys and their
dog
Artwork is at estimated to be 20,000
years old (18,000 BC)
Shows a lot of animals Bison, Ox, Deer,
and Horses
Not many people
VIDEO TIME!
Identify the Animals
What do you notice about the animals in your pictures?
Do they look different from the animals we see now?
What colors do you see?
ELEMENTS OF ART
LINE
SPACE
PATTERN
TEXTURE
What did they use to make PAINT?
Charcoal and Red Ochre
Burnt wood
COMPRESSED