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Cave analysis Lascaux “Great Black Bull” Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc cave “Bear” The caves of Lascaux span 328 feet long and have many long narrow passages. It would have taken a lot of energy and strength to climb through the cramped passages while carrying art supplies and torches. The Hall of Bulls is a large room that depicts numerous bulls on its walls, hence the name. The system contain cave art of animals like bison, deer, and oxen. One drawing is Great Black Bull is found in the Axial Gallery. The composition is nearly filled in positive space of dark pigment, strongly contrasting against the pale stone. It is large, spanning 17 feet long. From afar, it is a giant silhouette of a bull. Upon closer inspection, the drawing contains a dark line drawn over a pale circular space as an eye and has a nose and lips. The Bull has one of its four hooves forward, indicting movement. Near its hindquarters, it looks like another dark bull drawing that overlaps the main focal bull. That rear bull is not as detailed but there the representation of a body and at least one leg visible.

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