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