SANDRA J. SHAW STUDIO

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ART HISTORY I
LECTURE 1: The Dawn of the Arts
The Conceptual Nature of the First Arts


CLASS HANDOUTS:
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IMAGES:
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below left: Venus of Willendorf, Austria, stone, 4 3/8" high, c. 30,000-25,000 B.C.
below center: Venus of Dolní Vestonice, Czech Republic, baked clay, 4 1/2" high, c. 23,000 B.C.

below right: Venus of Lespugue, France, ivory, 6" high, c. 20,000-15,000 B.C.



below left and center: two more views of Venus of Willendorf:
below right: side view of Venus of Lespugue:



below: drawing demo of abstract treatment of head:



below: drawing demo of abstract forms of stone age Venus:



below: front and back views of Venus of Cernavoda, Romania, baked clay, 6 1/4" high, c. 5,000 B.C.:



below: an example of the stick-figure formula used for the male figure in cave painting, Lascaux, France, c. 2' high, c. 15,000-13,000 B.C.:



below: four hunters and their chief, cave painting, Remisia, Castellón, Spain, Mesolithic/Neolithic, c. 6,000 B.C.:



below: sample of a studio gesture drawing of the figure:



below: sample of tribal "art" treatment to the figure, from W. Africa, Bakota region, Gabon, brass over wood, 30" high, 19th-20th century: