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Unit 2:
Prehistoric to Medieval Art
How did it all start?
Art began over 27,000 years ago
As humans became smarter their
imagination and ability to create art
Art from Prehistoric to Medieval times is not
a progression from simple to complex. It is a
time of many varied art forms from different
cultures and time periods
Prehistoric Art:
25,000 to 2500 B.C.E
People live in caves
Survive by hunting and gathering
No organized government or religion
Gradually evolve into learning how to use
tools to make things
Art is made for practical purposes to help
with hunt or please natural forces
Prehistoric Art:
25,000 to 2500 B.C.E
SCULPTURE: Bone, ivory
and stone figurines
Made figures to please
natural forces like wind,
animals and storms
Ex: Venus of Willendorf,
Europe, 25,000 B.C.E.,
Prehistoric Art:
25,000 to 2500 B.C.E
ARCHITECTURE: massive, upright, stone structures
Later cave people had learned how to farm and had more
time to build permanent structures
Ex: Stonehenge, England, 2000 B.C.E. Used as an
astronomical calendar
Prehistoric Art:
25,000 to 2500 B.C.E
PAINTING: Cave paintings of animals thought
to guarantee a successful hunt
Painted what they saw and images of everyday
Painted on cave walls with fingers and brushes
made of sticks
Used paint made of crushed rocks, berries and
charcoal as outlines for the animals
Ex: Lascaux Cave Painting, France, 15,000
15,000 B.C.E.
Cave of Lascaux, France,

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