The Lion Man from Ulm
Loewenmensch, Löwenmensch, formerly often called Lowenfrau, the Lion Lady Venus - carved from mammoth ivory, it is 30 cm high and 6 cm in diameter. It was found in the cave of Hohlenstein-Stadel in the Valley of Lone, Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany), in 1931, dated as Aurignacian, in a level recently dated to 40 000 BP, making it the oldest sculpture known. Although this is known in some places as the lion lady, it is now known to be male. The arms bear striations carved into the ivory. Years…
Bird Figurine 22th-21th millenium BC, Paleolithic. Mammoth ivory, Malta settlement. This elongated figure of a flying bird has a small egg-shaped head and a long neck. The rounded end of the body has a hole drilled from one side. On either side of the body are short, broad projections representing outspread wings. Despite the stylization in modelling, the resemblance to a swan in flight is obvious. Such figurines were worn around the neck, with the bird's head down.
Chauvet Cave Paintings Gallery Discovered on December 18, 1994, it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites. A study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000–32,000 years ago.
The Altamira cave paintings
Modern painters have been influenced by the Altamira cave paintings. After a visit, Pablo Picasso exclaimed "after Altamira, all is decadence". - Dopo Altamira, tutto è decadenza, esclamò Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, incantato dinanzi allo spettacolo delle pitture rupestri nella grotta spagnola di Altamira. Molti pittori sono stati influenzati dalle opere delle grotte di Altamira.
Design History: Neolithic Art - Episode #3 - AnimHuT
The Neolithic period existed from 6000 BC to 3500 BC. This neolithic period started once when people started to learn the art of agriculture and started settling down in and and around water areas which supported them in agriculture, and cattle farming. After the rather ho-hum art of the Mesolithic era, art in the Neolithic […]