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Chauvet Cave

In 1994, three cave explorers were surveying a cave in the Ardeche region of southern France when they discovered another cave nearby.  That cave, now world-famous, carries the name of the lead explorer: Jean-Marie Chauvet.  2,720 more words


Chauvet Cave: 36,000-Year-Old Movies?

by Chip Walker [1]

In his book La Prehistoire du Cinema, filmmaker and archaeologist Marc Azema argues that some the Chauvet Cave artists (recently discovered cave in southern France) were the world’s first animators, and the artists’ superimposed images combined with flickering firelight in the pitch-black cave to create the illusion that the paintings were moving.   333 more words


Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010): Quick-shot review!

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Werner Herzog immortalises the paleolithic Chauvet Cave paintings in Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010), a documentary that showcases and explores the oldest cave paintings ever discovered, located in Southern France. 547 more words

Film Grimoire

Chauvet Cave: The Lion Panel

The lion panel from the Chauvet Cave features several images of lions superimposed over each other. The drawings have been completed in black charcoal against the stone cave walls. 176 more words

Cave Art

Why Create?

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“The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. 509 more words

Wild Maiden

(Review) Animal Magic in Chauvet Cave by Hearth Moon Rising

One of the most intriguing glimpses into the perspectives of Europe’s Paleolithic people is documented by the artwork of the Chauvet Cave in southern France. These paintings originate from about 30,000 B.C.E. 963 more words


sky-blue sheep on scarlet lawns...five artistic ways of seeing

An artist sees things others don’t see; notices lines and colors, patterns and shapes; mixes imagination and insight and observation.

The originality of the artists in these stories — real and fictitious — coaxes us to look at our world afresh as this new year begins.

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