Paleolithic September 8, 2009 Venus of Willendorf- 28,000-25,000 BCE Idea of pregnancy, Ideal Beauty Female: survival Venus of Laussel- 25,000-20,000 BCE Relief sculpture: not able to see it from all sides Arm holding a bison horn Fertility Red tint may have related to childbirth Naturalistic: a style of depiction that seeks to imitate the appearance of nature. A naturalistic work of art appears to record the visible world. Spotted Horses- Pech Merle, 22,000 BCE The spots could mean many things. Could recall rock weapons to throw at the animals. Others believed spots showed the spirits made permanent. Another idea is that the spots mean male and the hang means female. Agricultural society No longer nomadic Hall of Bulls, Lascaux 15,000-13,000 BCE Outlined and colored silhouettes Use of red, charcoal, and yellows Naturalistic animal figures Wanted to make them look as close to fidelity as possible. Rhino, Wounded Man, Bison, Lascaux 15, 000-13,000 BCE Afraid to portrait people realistically. People drawn as stick figures. Aurochs, Horses, Rhino- Chauvet, 30,000-28,000 BCE Very realistic drawings Located in Lascaux They are located at the very furthest point of a 900-meter cave, in a chamber reached only after an often uncomfortable and difficult journey. Pregnant Horse Above horse is a drawing of a trap Located on the ceiling of a cave. Paintings of bison By painting pictures of animals, may have believed it would bring more herds.