Lascaux Cave Art6th Grade Lms
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- A Journey into Prehistoric Art of the Lascaux and Chauvet Caves of Southern France, and others Paleolithic Picassos?
- Where are the caves? How were they discovered and when?
- Andthere are other places in the world where painted caves exist!
- Like Spain, South America, Australia, etc
- Discovery! Chauvet Caves
- The Artists
- Lived approx. 17,000 to 30,000 years ago during the Stone age and the Ice age
- How did they create the images?
- Using bone, sticks, brush made with animal hair, hands/fingers, and sharpened rocks
- Paints came from the earth - crushed and mixed with cave water to create color
- Dark caverns were lit with torches and prehistoric lamps: made with animal fat, etc etc
- In Lascaux, scaffolds and ladders were built to get to the high points.
- What did the artists paint?
- Why did they paint and carve on the cave walls?
- Did they live in the caves also?
- What evidence of human life do we see in the caves?
- What is the significance?
- What is represented in these paintings?
- Why are there so few images of humans?
- How does this artwork reflect life of prehistoric peoples?
- Map of the Lascaux Caves - Southern France
- Lascaux - Chinese Horses & Bulls
- Lascaux - Shaft of the dead man
- Reindeer - Lascaux
- Lascaux - horse and harpoons, or plants?
- Chauvet, horses
- Chauvet - Ibex
- Chauvet - bear
- Chauvet - herd of rhinos
- Hand Stencil - Chauvet
- Horse with handprints at Pech-Merle
- Bison from Altamira Caves - Spain
- How do these cave drawings compare
- to these animals of today?