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Notes for: Art 151: History of Western Art to 1400, with Beth Fischer May 10, 2011 Prehistoric Art Form: What is it, and how does it become what it is? Balance, color, size, texture, etc Content: What does it mean? Symbols, context in history, what things look like, Context: How and why does it display/signify what it means? Where it is, when it is, and who made it Bison, 14000 BC Naturalistic (Style) Maybe Clay (Material) Two bison (Subject) Old Cracked (Condition) Natural clay/stone with rock in the middle on the floor of a cave (surface/background) Made with a crude instrument, details only in face and feet, general shapes and straight lines, organic shape in body versus geometric shape in head (style) Made with a rough tool (craftsmanship) Two next to each other, repetition (Composition) Carved in high relief, look at the shadows- easier to see Swimming Reindeer Made from mammoth tusk Found in France Explores order and patterns within the world Two reindeer In a climate control case
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