Category: Week 3

Week 3- Rock Art

Rock art provides a window into the past and allows us to see some of what early humans saw  or thought about on a daily basis. When looking at the paintings, at Lascaux for example, it is amazing to think that those images…

Week 3 – Rock Art!

I find rock art very interesting and see it as a somewhat distant ancestor to written languages.  As for the first theory we talk about, making art for the sake of art, I think it is less likely than some…

Week 3

I find many of the earlier rock paintings to incredibly interesting to look at and believe they are true pieces of artwork. They may not be as famous as some of Da Vinci’s paintings, but there are as many theories…

Week 3 Blog Post

I’m not sure that the second part of this blog is a fair question to ask; unless you possess a skill to rival da Vinci or the people that painted so well in the caves in Europe, it isn’t possible…

Blog Post 3 – Cave Paintings

The fact that early peoples were expressing themselves and their surroundings through art is not surprising to me. Art is an indicator of civilization, of societal intellect. It is a sign of sentience. The men and women alive back then…

Rock Art

There are a lot of theories about why cave art was done. The reasons people created cave art, figurines, and other things we call “art” is probably more complex than we can understand, especially since there was not written anything…

week 3 Cave Art

Given the skills of the artists and the time frame the artists painted the captions of cave art…the first thing that comes to mind is “Cognitive Right Brain, Left Brain Thinking.”  “The brain is made up of two sides, or…

Week 3 – Rock Art

I am very impressed with the artistic skill that many of these Cro-Magnon people possessed. Painting something is not an easy task, and it requires a certain skill set. The fact that many of these paintings were in isolated areas…

Cave Art – Week 3

When I was younger, my sister and I took small rocks that surrounded our house and painted them with acrylic paint and sold them to our neighbors, something I know realize was guilt tripping the neighbors into giving us money….

Week 3 – Rock Art

In order to create rock art, early humans must have had a much higher level of cognition than the previous hominins we studied.  There are a variety of theories as to why rock art was created.  Without the artistic technology…