|DAY 3||ART THROUGH THE AGES|
THE ORIGINS OF ART
Although humans had been using tools and most likely making art for millennia, the first known evidence of art was produced 34,000 years ago by Cro-Magnons. The Cro-Magnons were the first Early Modern Humans to inhabit Europe in the Upper Paleolithic era. Their most impressive legacy was the images they left on cave walls.
WHEN & WHERE
c. 40,000–10,000 BCEPresent Day Western Europe
The most notable cave and rock painting sites in Western Europe are the Chauvet (32,000–30,000 BCE) and Lascaux (15,000 BCE) caves in France and the Altamira (18,500–14,000 BCE) cave in ...