The Caves of Lascaux and Christian Worldview - In...

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In Southwestern France, over 20,000 years ago, Paleolithic cave paintings were discovered in the Caves of Lascaux. According to Bradshaw Foundation, the cave was discovered September of 1940 (Bradshaw). These spectacular paintings mostly consist of bulls, horses, ox (which are extinct today), and bison. Not only are there animals sprayed and engraved onto the walls of the cave, there are also human figures and abstract art such as geometric shapes. These geometric shapes often represented decorations for the Paleolithic peoples’ homes. There are over 2,000 figures in the Caves of Lascaux and the majority of these figures were painted on the on the walls with dark colored paints such as red, black, brown, and sometimes even yellow. These paintings and engraving are considered parietal art defined as cave art from Prehistoric times. From The Unicorn Panel all the way to The Panel of the Wooden Man, the Caves of Lascaux depict some of the greatest paintings in art history. Not only because of the techniques

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