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The cave painters : probing the mysteries of the first artists

Author: Gregory Curtis
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A close-up look at the cave paintings of Spain and France examines the origins of these remarkable artworks and their creators, Cro-Magnon people who settled in the region some 40,000 years ago, and discusses the scholarship history of the paintings and major theories concerning their meaning and purpose.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Curtis
ISBN: 1400043484 9781400043484 9781400078875 1400078873
OCLC Number: 460120913
Description: 278 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : The naked cave man --
The seductive axes ; The well-clothed arrivals --
A skeptic admits his error ; The passion of Miss Mary E. Boyle --
Noble robot, an inquiring dog ; The Abbé's sermons on the mount --
The great black cow ; How to paint a horse --
A stormy drama among bison ; The golden section --
A lively but unreliable creation ; Quaint, symbolic arrows --
The trident-shaped cave ; Pairing, not coupling --
Three brothers in a boat ; The sorcerer --
A passage underwater ; The skull on a rock --
Strange, stylized women ; The world below the world.
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A close-up look at the cave paintings of Spain and France examines the origins of these remarkable artworks and their creators, Cro-Magnon people who settled in the region some 40,000 years ago, and discusses the scholarship history of the paintings and major theories concerning their meaning and purpose.

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