O'Reilly logo

The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

image DAY 3 ART THROUGH THE AGES

Paleolithic Painting

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 ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required