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Where was the human with feline head found?

Where was the human with feline head found?

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School: University of Georgia
Department: Art History
Course: Art History I: Cave Painting to Michelangelo
Professor: Megan neely
Term: Spring 2017
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Name: Art History 1 Notes Week 2
Description: Art History 1 Notes Week 2
Uploaded: 01/27/2017
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Prehistoric Paleolithic

[Art and Architecture]                                        Art is what you make it

▶ Incised Ochre , Blombos Cave

▶ Paleolithic Period = old stone age (before writing)If you want to learn more check out Why is the bull lyre important?
We also discuss several other topics like What is the best method for finding possible outliers?

→ Paleo = old

→ lithos = stoneDon't forget about the age old question of What factors shape your health?

▶ Artifact: intentionality of the thing

▶ Art: aesthetic embellishmentDon't forget about the age old question of What's the symbol for glucose?

        ⤷ symbolic thought: view with significance

Don't forget about the age old question of What kind of competition exists in the intrasexual selection?

Red Ochre with incised pattern

▶ Blombos Cave, South Africa

▶ 1st work of artWe also discuss several other topics like How does the endocrine system respond to stressors?

▶ found in workshop-like environment

        ⤷ crucial to creating

▶ intentional markings

                                                                         ↑

                                idea of counting

Human with Feline Head        

▶ composite creature

▶ Hohlenstein-Stadel, Germany

▶ No gender                                            1 ft.                        associated with

▶ unknown purpose                                                        ← ritual

        → shaman or deity (?)

                                                

Sculpture in the round: sculpture carved 360o

        ⤷ ex: venus of willendorf and human with feline head

Venus of willendorf → calling Venus indicative to making nudity acceptable

▶ Austria                

▶ made of limestone not native

▶ 4 inches tall

        ⤷ Figurine = small portable sculpture

                                        Intentionality of red in hair

                4 inches                      ideal image of woman

                                                        ↓

                                                Prosperous and well - fed

                        Fertility charm → abstract figure of all women

Relief Sculpture: carved on one side

[Cave Painting]                                        Parietal Art: paintings, engravings, panel

▶Lascaux Caves                                        along the cave walls to ceilings.

Hall of Bulls         form depicted in a way that combined profile and frontal perspective

▶ depicted in profile or twisted perspective

▶ painted with ochre

▶ mortar and pestle

▶ scaffolding

▶ Blow pigment powder around hands and handprints with paint

      ⎣          Negative Print                ⎦        ⎣   Positive Print     ⎦        

▶ creation of animals

        → outline with dots        → bichrome

        → monochrome

        → polychrome

Prehistoric

Venus of Willendorf                                        

        ▶ 1st ever: Hohle Fels cave, Germany

                        ⤷Mammoth ivory

        ▶last year: Turkey more detailed

        ▶ looked at female figure and thought it was

                so important to view it this way                             1.7 inches

                                                                                2 lbs

Mobility Art: small, can be taken everywhere

Profile view: most detailed view of the body

Twisted Perspective: combines profile and frontal perspective

Wounded Bison and Man-Bird

        ▶ very first image of a narrative

                ⤷ interaction with animal

signature /

nerve                                                                        intestine

Sympathetic Magic: Act of drawing animals on cave walls would help to guarantee plentiful herds and successful hunting expeditions.

▶ Chauvet Cave → utilize scaffolding

        ⤷ intricate cave system obstructed with landslide

        → interior design

                ⤷ ex: stepping stones to higher places

→ intentional placed bear head

        ⤷ may have been a sacrificial site

→ no vegetation // all animals

Mural of Aurochs; horses and rhinoceros

        ← 2 rhinos batting heads

⤷ actions around them

▶ more interested in shading

▶ wall prepped by bears scratching walls

        → white powder and water to whiten walls

        → incize surface

▶ utilize needs, ochre, animal fur as brushes

▶ more contouring details

▶ intentionality in creating paintings

▶ layering to incorporate movement

[Female Figure]

           → suggestion of fertility

   → limited human depiction

Neolithic Era

⤷ New Stone Age (9,000-3,300 BCE)

▶ Nomadic Society → settler lifestyle

        ⤷ domestic plants and animals

        ⤷ hunter and gatherers → herders of livestock

        ⤷ built homes, religious structures, and civic centers

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