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ART HISTORY I
LECTURE 2: The Birth of Cognition in Art


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below: Dionysus, marble, East Pediment, Parthenon, Athens, c. 430 B.C.:



below: Reclining Figure, by Fritz Wotruba, bronze, 1960:



below: horse heads in Chauvet Cave, France, c. 28,000 B.C.:



below: wild pony related to the Steppe Tarpan, and resembling prehistoric breeds:



below: study for Lybian Sibyl by Michelangelo Buonarroti, red chalk on paper, c.1508-12:



below: The Hall of Bulls, Lascaux Cave, France, c. 55'l x 30'w, c.15,000-10,000 B.C.:



below: Axial Gallery, Lascaux Cave, France, c. 15,000-10,000 B.C.:



below: diagram of Lascaux Cave system:



below: another view of The Hall of Bulls, Lascaux Cave, France, c. 55' x 30', c. 15,000-10,000 B.C.:



below: Bison, Altamira Cave, Spain, c. 14,000-10,000 B.C.:



below: diagram of Grazing Reindeer, Thayngen Cave, Swiss-Rhine region, showing front legs based on live observation & back legs based on carcass study, incised reindeer antler, 5" long, Upper Paleolithic:



below: reclining female nude, cave wall engraving, The Dordogne, France, c. 12,000 B.C.:




below: same engraving from above with overtracing in black line and outlining of missing forms in red line:



below: reclining female nude, cave wall engraving, La Magdelaine Cave, France, c. 15,000-10,000 B.C.:



below: same engraving from above with overtracing in black line and outlining of missing forms in red line:



below: wall engraving from Addaura Cave, Sicily, c. 10,000 B.C.:



below: detail of wall engraving from Addaura Cave, Sicily, c. 10,000 B.C.:



below: class demo comparing primitive "stick-figure" leg with understood leg:



below: sample of studio sketchbook drawings showing multiple figure studies:



below left: Prehistoric African rock painting, Tassili Cave, Sahara Desert region, Algeria, c. 7,000 B.C.:
below right: embroidery by Senufo Tribe, Ivory Coast, Africa, undated:



below left: Guardian figure, W. Africa, Bakota region, Gabon, brass over wood, 30" high, 19th-20th century:
below right: Uli (ancestor figure), assemblage, New Ireland, Melanesia, Oceanic tribal, undated: