Greek Art Response Paper

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Justin Chau

For my research paper, I am going to two about two types of art throughout certain time periods in history. What I am going to compare and differentiate are types of art within the Prehistoric time period, and the Roman time period. Within time periods in general, there are artworks that are relevant throughout their existing time period, and picked up later in future generations, where people can learn about their past cultures and various types of art. For the first time period, the Prehistoric period, it includes the Paleolithic culture and its art. It is divided into three parts. The lower Paleolithic, the middle Paleolithic, and the upper Paleolithic. During this time period, tools were a very essential …show more content…

During this time period, these tools were mainly used for hunting and gathering. Stones were hit by rocks to made jagged edges for knives, axes were made by putting jagged stone ends on sticks. They were also essential for being able to cut through animal flesh also. To get to my point, the Chauvet Cave is a perfect example as to a perfect example of Prehistoric Paleolithic artwork. The cave was accidently found about 60 years ago. Based on radiocarbon dating the Chauvet cave appears to have been used by humans during two distinct periods: the Aurignacian and the Gravettian. The cave is located in the Ardeche region of southern France, and it is known for the earliest and best-preserved figurative cave paintings in the world. What makes these cave paintings so unique and so special were how they were sculpted, and the patterns that were associated with not just this cave, but other caves in general during the prehistoric times. The most common stenciled arts in caves were large wild animals, such as bison, aurochs, deer, and horses. Many of these paintings were often associated with animals that were hunted by humans. Scientists believe these paintings and sketches were developed around 30,000 B.C. These sketches embodied

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