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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:35 PM

I wonder why the prehistoric men or women were such good artists

They seemed to capture the essence and spirit of the animal, with just an outline. Depictions that even Picasso would be envious of. Did they have designated artists?

A wonderful documentary about the Chauvet Cave in southern France, by Werner Herzog.

https://dalzelllance.caminonuevo.org/apps/video/watch.jsp?v=122262


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Reply I wonder why the prehistoric men or women were such good artists (Original post)
Beringia Mar 2019 OP
gtar100 Mar 2019 #1
Beringia Mar 2019 #2
Demit Mar 2019 #3
Beringia Mar 2019 #5
applegrove Mar 2019 #4
happyaccident Jun 2019 #6

Response to Beringia (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:52 PM

1. There are some that even depict animation



Very talented artists.

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Response to gtar100 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:04 PM

2. Interesting

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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:09 PM

3. Neanderthals couldn't draw but Homo sapiens could. It helped them visualize the hunt.

 

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Response to Demit (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:35 PM

5. Thanks for the article

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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:50 PM

4. Read an article that said they may have been done by autistic savants

the details are so great. Back in village times everyone had a role to play.

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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 11:21 PM

6. I read somewhere that the paintings were done on the bumpy wall and ceilings

 

When you use a single flame like a candle or lamp it creates a 3-d movement effect. they didn't see it for years because they only used much stronger modern lights that removed the shadows. maybe these animations are part of that.

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