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Chapter One: Art before history
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Nude woman (Venus of Willendorf) from Willendorf, Austria ca. 28,000–25,000 BCE (Paleolithic Period) Limestone, 4 1/4” high Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna All female qualities are exaggerated Her face is anonymous The idea is fertility The belly button was always there; she was sculpted around it
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Woman holding a bison horn from Laussel, France, ca. 25,000–20,000 BCE (Paleolithic Period) Painted limestone, approx. 1’ 6” high Musée d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux.
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Spotted horses and negative hand imprints wall painting in the cave at Pech-Merle, France, ca. 22,000 BCE (Paleolithic Period) 11’ 2” long It was thought that the cavemen used caves for homes but they did not live there. Most activity occurs deep into the cave. Was painted over time by probably different artists
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Hall of Bulls (left wall) In the cave at Lascaux, France, ca. 15,000-13,000 BCE (Paleolithic Period) Largest bull 11’6” long New in Lascaux-twisted perspective
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Human Skull with restored features from Jericho, ca. 7200–6700 BCE (Neolithic Period) Features modeled in plaster, painted, and inlaid with seashells. Life size. Archaeological Museum, Amman. About 60 heads have been found Most of men (some of women and children)
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Human figure from Ain Ghazal, Jordan, ca. 6750–6250 BCE (Neolithic Period) Plaster, painted and inlaid with bitumen, 3’ 5 3/8” high Louvre, Paris
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Deer hunt detail of a wall painting from Level III Çatal Höyük, Turkey, ca. 5750 BCE (Neolithic Period) Museum of Anatolian Civilization, Ankara There is probably a story to the painting Some people are red and some are black
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Landscape with volcanic eruption (?) watercolor copy of a wall painting from Level VII, Çatal Höyük, Turkey, ca. 6150 BCE (Neolithic Period) Might be historical, there was a volcanic eruption near the same time period
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