Prehistoric France-Chauvet

Chauvet Cave from Met

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/chav/hd_chav.htm   Chauvet Cave. A pride of lions hunt bison, one of the rarest scenes ever found in Paleolithic art. The Chauvet Cave was used as a hibernation place by cave bears

1. Introduction – Chauvet Vallon-pont d’Arc

Prehistoric Europe has given us an inside look at the people of ancient France. Caves full of paintings are still being discovered.   There are many caves in this particular part of

2. Where in the world are we?

This map of Europe gives one a good look at the two major French caves.Find Lascaux, Chauvet, and Cosquer; we will be looking inside all of these caves. We will explore the

3. The Lion Race

What you can see from this point of view is a huge wall. The colored borders set off the closeup images as part of the walk  through. We will not talk about

4. Lions and Rhinos

There are two halves to the following panel. The artist created a huge sense of energy by the way the heads and necks are placed on one another. The half of the

5. Aurochs and Horses

This part of the cave is known for the horses’ heads, because of their grace and beauty. The animals at the top of this panel are called Aurochs. It was from this animal that

6. Ice wall paintings

And yet another surface on which to draw. This white wall is only a small part of the cave. I suspect that the surface was rough and difficult to draw on. It

7. Mud Wall

This next panel is drawn on a wall that has a mud-like substance. This substance was easy to drawn on with a finger. There is a dramatic difference between the talent so

8. Just Animals

The images on this page are just food for thought. Here you can think about some of the elements of art. Look at the ideas of line, shape, form, space, value and

Paleolithic : Cave Paintings

Chauvet  is one of the latest and most brilliant sensations, not only in archaeology, but in human culture in general. It is located in the steep side of a cliff in the

Fur-Clad Micheolangelos

The Applied History of Art and Architecture (AHAA) Educational  Foundation Dr. Katherine Bolman’s Micro-Lessons Fur-clad Michelangelos   At the foot of a cliff in the Ardèche Gorges, in south-eastern France, amateur speleologists

Chauvet Cave

There are a number of articles here. You will have seen all the images they are discussing. You can get to the original by using the url above.   Cave lions Photo:

About The Cave At Chauvet

Copyright Daily Telegraph Dec 28, 2003 It’s a gentle climb, from a vineyard, up an escarpment covered in limestone scree and pine trees, towards the summit of the Ardeche Gorge. The view

Paleolithic : Cave Paintings

  Chauvet  is one of the latest and most brilliant sensations, not only in archaeology, but in human culture in general. It is located in the steep side of a cliff in

Chauvet Through the Mind of a Sculptor

                                             October 2001 – 2nd Visit to Chauvet The October of 2001 was hailed as the warmest since records began to be kept. The cliffs of the Ardeche Canyon shone golden

Chauvet Vallon-Point d’Arc France 30,000 BC

Chauvet Vallon-pont d’Arc France 30,000 B.C. There are many caves in this particular part of France. This cave was discovered in 1994. Keep in mind that the cave at Lascaux was discovered

A Lesson Plan for Cave Paintings

•      Cave Paintings •      Presentation Outline Poster 1 Historical background •From Cro-Magnon period, the early modern human beings lived between 35,000 and 12,000 years ago. •During this time, modern man began to flourish and

Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic Art

RICE UNIVERSITY Department of Art and Art History Fall Semester 1998 HART 205. Introduction to the History of Art Lecture 2 (September 2, 1998). Paleolithic,Mesolithic and Neolithic Art                                  —————————————————————————— Issues: 1.

Grotto Chauvet

On December 25, 1994, near the village of Vallon-Pont-d’Arc, in the Ardche gorges in southern France, explorers Jean-Marie Chauvet, Eliette Brunel-Deschamps and Christian Hillaire discovered an exceptionally important gallery of Paleolithic rock

Lesson Plan from Edsitement

Introduction: In this lesson, students travel to the past to explore how people in earlier times used art as a way to record stories and communicate ideas. By studying paintings from the