The Cave Painters

The Cave Painters is a vivid introduction to the spectacular cave paintings of France and Spain—the individuals who rediscovered them, theories about their origins, their splendor and mystery.

Author: Gregory Curtis

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307482709

Category: Art

Page: 288

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The Cave Painters is a vivid introduction to the spectacular cave paintings of France and Spain—the individuals who rediscovered them, theories about their origins, their splendor and mystery. Gregory Curtis makes us see the astonishing sophistication and power of the paintings and tells us what is known about their creators, the Cro-Magnon people of some 40,000 years ago. He takes us through various theories—that the art was part of fertility or hunting rituals, or used for religious purposes, or was clan mythology—examining the ways interpretations have changed over time. Rich in detail, personalities, and history, The Cave Painters is above all permeated with awe for those distant humans who developed—perhaps for the first time—both the ability for abstract thought and a profound and beautiful way to express it.

The Cave Painter of Lascaux

On a school field trip to the famous Lascaux Cave in southern France, a young girl encounters a primitive man who had created the remarkable paintings on the cave's walls. Includes a section with information on early homo sapiens.

Author: Roberta Angeletti

Publisher:

ISBN: 1562903233

Category: Art, Prehistoric

Page: 32

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On a school field trip to the famous Lascaux Cave in southern France, a young girl encounters a primitive man who had created the remarkable paintings on the cave's walls. Includes a section with information on early homo sapiens.

Cave Art and Climate Change

Kieran D. OHara, a geologist and professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky, explains why we know that to be true in this groundbreaking book. His goal isnt to explore the meaning of cave art but to show why it was done.

Author: Kieran D. O’Hara

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480811317

Category: Science

Page: 134

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French and Spanish Upper Paleolithic cave art was drawn forty thousand to eleven thousand years ago, and it was motivated by climate change. Kieran D. O’Hara, a geologist and professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky, explains why we know that to be true in this groundbreaking book. His goal isn’t to explore the meaning of cave art but to show why it was done. While many scholars argue that the art depicted in these caves don’t depict the animals of that period, O’Hara argues just the opposite – putting forth the controversial theory that the cave paintings accurately reflect the climate and animals that existed alongside the artists. For far too long, cave art specialists have incorrectly concluded that cave art doesn’t match up with the reality of life at the time because they’ve been comparing archaeological bone remains with cave imagery of a different age. Paleolithic people survived through the most severe swings in climate this planet has experienced in the past two million years, and it was a major factor in what cave artists depicted. Examine the facts, and discover a new interpretation with Cave Art and Climate Change.

The Cave Paintings of Baja California

"The Cave Paintings ofBaja California is a dramatic personal account of harry Crosby's serach for, and discovery of, the prehistoric rock art hidden in caves and overhangs in the remorte mountains of Baja California. ..."front flap.

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Publisher: Sunbelt Natural History Books

ISBN: UOM:39015048751310

Category: Architecture

Page: 246

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"The Cave Paintings ofBaja California is a dramatic personal account of harry Crosby's serach for, and discovery of, the prehistoric rock art hidden in caves and overhangs in the remorte mountains of Baja California. ..."front flap.

Dream Science

Although repeated as a theoretical perspective many times, as discussed in Curtis's The Cave Painters (p. 11), the art historian Max Raphael was the first ...

Author: J. F. Pagel

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780124047105

Category: Medical

Page: 244

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Dreaming is the cognitive state uniquely experienced by humans and integral to our creativity, the survival characteristic that allows for the rapid change and innovation that defines our species and provides the basis for our art, philosophy, science, and humanity. Yet there is little empiric or scientific evidence supporting the generally accepted dream-based theories of neuroconsciousness. Dream Science examines the cognitive science of dreaming and offers an evidence-based view of the phenomenon. Today, such evidence-based breakthroughs in the field of dream science are altering our understanding of consciousness. Different forms of dreaming consciousness occur throughout sleep, and dreamlike states extend into wake. Each dream state is developed on a framework of memories, emotions, representational images, and electrophysiology, amenable to studies utilizing emerging and evolving technology. Dream Science discusses basic insights into the scientific study of dreaming, including the limits to traditional Freudian-based dream theory and the more modern evidence-based science. It also includes coverage of the processes of memory and parasomnias, the sleep-disturbance diagnoses related to dreaming. This comprehensive book is a scientific exploration of the mind-brain interface and a look into the future of dream science. Provides a more evidence-based approach than any other work on the market Single source of integrated information on all aspects of dream science makes this a critical time-saving reference for researchers and clinicians Authored by one of the leaders in the field of dream research

The Cave and the Cathedral

Unfolding like an Indiana Jones adventure, this book explores what the art might mean and our own development from the strikingly modern Cro-Magnons.

Author: Amir D. Aczel

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0470638117

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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What Are The Ancients Trying To Tell Us? "Why would the Cro-Magnon hunter-gatherers of Europe expend so much time and effort to penetrate into deep, dark, and dangerous caverns, where they might encounter cave bears and lions or get lost and die, aided only by the dim glow of animal fat–burning stone candles, often crawling on all fours for distances of up to a mile or more underground . . . to paint amazing, haunting images of animals?" —From The Cave and the Cathedral Join researcher and scientist Amir D. Aczel on a time-traveling journey through the past and discover what the ancient caves of France and Spain may reveal about the origin of language, art, and human thought as he illuminates one of the greatest mysteries in anthropology. "A well-researched and highly readable exploration of one of the most spectacular manifestations of the unique human creative spirit–and one of its most intriguing mysteries." —Ian Tattersall, Curator, Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, and author of The Fossil Trail: How We Know What We Think We Know about Human Evolution

Discovery in the Cave

The author and editor would like to thank Gregory Curtis, author of The Cave Painters, for his assistance in the preparation of this book.

Author: Mark Dubowski

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780307771582

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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This amazing true adventure story about the discovery of the Lascaux Cave will have young readers feeling that they've discovered something pretty special, too! In 1940, four teenage boys and a dog dropped themselves into a hole in the forest floor. Using a flaming grease gun as a torch, they ventured deep underground, eventually coming to a huge cave, the walls of which were covered with life-size paintings of animals. Whole herds of horses! Deer with horns as big as tree branches! Giant bison! The boys were amazed by their discovery. They'd stumbled upon the world's finest examples of prehistoric painting! Perfect for classroom use, this Step 4 Step into Reading book is realistically illustrated by award-winning artist Bryn Barnard.

A History of Pictures

Energized by two lifetimes of looking at pictures, combined with a great artist's 70-year experience of experimentation as he makes them, this profoundly moving and enlightening volume will be the art book of the decade.

Author: David Hockney

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 1419722751

Category: Art

Page: 360

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A picture, says David Hockney, is the only way that we can communicate what we see. Here, in a collaboration with art critic Martin Gayford, he explores the many ways that artists have pictured the world, sharing sparkling insights and ideas that will delight every art lover and art maker. Readers who thrilled to Hockney s "Secret Knowledge" know that he has an uncanny ability to get into the minds of artists. In "A History of Pictures" he covers far more ground, getting at the roots of visual expression and technique through hundreds of images from cave paintings to frames from movies that are reproduced. It s a joyful celebration of one of humanity s oldest impulses."

The First Drawing

Thirty thousand years ago, an imaginative child sees the shapes of animals in clouds and on the walls of the cave he shares with his family, but no one else can see them until he makes the world's first drawing.

Author: Mordicai Gerstein

Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers

ISBN: 0316204781

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Thirty thousand years ago, an imaginative child sees the shapes of animals in clouds and on the walls of the cave he shares with his family, but no one else can see them until he makes the world's first drawing. Includes an author's note on cave drawings.

The Cave Artists

Presents a detailed introduction to Paleolithic cave art and its modern interpretation since Leroi-Gourhan, concentrating on stylistic analysis for its chronological and societal implications

Author: Ann Sieveking

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:246786041

Category: Art, Prehistoric

Page: 221

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A Lawyer s Guide to Healing

The cave painters can also tell us why recovery is not about religion , but instead about spirituality . In a sense , the cave painters solved the ...

Author: Don Carroll

Publisher: Hazelden Publishing

ISBN: 159285379X

Category: Law

Page: 183

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A Lawyers Guide to Healing

Paleomythic

The cave painter is a person of unique power and ability who knows the ancient ... Cave painters are masters of art, and many decorate themselves with ...

Author: Graham Rose

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472834805

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 160

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Paleomythic is a roleplaying game of grim survival and mythical adventures in the land of Ancient Mu, a harsh prehistoric world full of mysterious ruins and temples to explore, huge and terrible creatures that roam and spread fear across the land, and nefarious mystics and sorcerers who plot dark schemes from the shadows. It is a world of biting cold winters, of people hunting and foraging to survive, and tribes that wage relentless war. Taking on the roles of hunters, healers, warriors, soothsayers, and more, players will navigate a world of hostile tribes, otherworldly spirits, prehistoric beasts, and monstrous creatures lurking in the dark places of the world. Players have huge scope in sculpting the game experience that best suits them, whether it's a gritty survival story without a trace of the mystical or a tale of grand adventure and exploration in a mythic setting.

Collage Quest

“Cave paintings change ideas about the origin of art”. ... 2 Curtis, Gregroy, The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of the Worlds' First Artists, ...

Author: Donna L. Thompson

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460274118

Category: Self-Help

Page: 300

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Come voyage through lost roots of the multi-dimensional artistry of collage. This seemingly simple method leads you on an adventure of self discovery, developing your innate abilities for shapes-shifting using paper, scissors and glue. Author and artist Donna Thompson shares her wisdom and stories as she leads you on a journey through time. From caves of old to collaging in your own home, this colorful adventure is an in-depth exploration of humanity’s ancient connections to making art. This triple layered approach is actually three books in one. It begins by guiding you through the mystical Doorway of Color, where you learn the Celtic ways of sensing, gathering and envisioning with images. Next comes the Doorway of Ceremonies, where you unearth indigenous ways of communing with collage. And finally, the Doorway of Dreams, leading to the most ancient ways of remembering who you truly are. Learning to quest with collage is all about playing with colors, signs and synchronicity. It is also a metaphor for the ongoing journey of each human life. You are invited to come along in search of multi-hued elements to weave into an ever unfolding landscape of your own design. Collage Quest is a guide for tracing these deep roots and translating them into modern day materials and language. It is a unique and powerful 21st century tool of co-creation. www.HealingInteriors.com

Deconstructing the Education Industrial Complex in the Digital Age

Returning to Snow's finding describing women as the primary cave artists, this narrative may be unraveled further and, in doing so, we might find the ...

Author: Loveless, Douglas

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522521020

Category: Education

Page: 354

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Developments in the education field are affected by numerous, and often conflicting, social, cultural, and economic factors. With the increasing corporatization of education, teaching and learning paradigms are continuously altered. Deconstructing the Education-Industrial Complex in the Digital Age is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the shifting structure of school models in response to technological advances and corporate presence in educational contexts. Highlighting a comprehensive range of pertinent topics, such as teacher education, digital literacy, and neoliberalism, this book is ideally designed for educators, professionals, graduate students, researchers, and academics interested in the implications of the education-industrial complex.

Evolving Brains Emerging Gods

Chippindale and Paul S. C. Taçon (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), 114; Curtis, The Cave Painters, 17. Golomb, Child Art in Context, 106; ...

Author: E. Fuller Torrey

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231544863

Category: Science

Page: 291

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Religions and mythologies from around the world teach that God or gods created humans. Atheist, humanist, and materialist critics, meanwhile, have attempted to turn theology on its head, claiming that religion is a human invention. In this book, E. Fuller Torrey draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to propose a startling answer to the ultimate question. Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods locates the origin of gods within the human brain, arguing that religious belief is a by-product of evolution. Based on an idea originally proposed by Charles Darwin, Torrey marshals evidence that the emergence of gods was an incidental consequence of several evolutionary factors. Using data ranging from ancient skulls and artifacts to brain imaging, primatology, and child development studies, this book traces how new cognitive abilities gave rise to new behaviors. For instance, autobiographical memory, the ability to project ourselves backward and forward in time, gave Homo sapiens a competitive advantage. However, it also led to comprehension of mortality, spurring belief in an alternative to death. Torrey details the neurobiological sequence that explains why the gods appeared when they did, connecting archaeological findings including clothing, art, farming, and urbanization to cognitive developments. This book does not dismiss belief but rather presents religious belief as an inevitable outcome of brain evolution. Providing clear and accessible explanations of evolutionary neuroscience, Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods will shed new light on the mechanics of our deepest mysteries.