ARB 110

Study Sheet for Prehistoric Art

 

Dates to help you study

Paleolithic: 1,500,000 BCE-ca. 9,000 BCE

Mesolithic: ca. 8,000 BCE-4000 BCE

Neolithic: ca. 6,000 BCE-2000 BCE

 

Slides to know

Venus of Willendorf, ca. 25, 000-21, 000 BCE, limestone

Venus of Laussel, ca. 25, 000-21, 000 BCE, limestone

Hall of the Bulls, Lascaux, ca. 15,000-13,000 BCE (for in-situ works like murals and architecture, you should learn location)

“Chinese Horse”, Lascaux, ca. 15, 000-13, 000 BCE

Lion panel, Chauvet cave, ca. 25, 000-17, 000 BCE

Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain, ca. 2800-1500 BCE

 

Vocabulary to know

Subtractive/additive

Relief carving: low or bas relief, high relief

Incision

Pigment, medium or binder, support

Silhouette/outline

Profile

Composite view

Megaliths

Dolmens

Cromlechs

Post and lintel construction