What is Lascaux?

  • (noun): A cave in southwestern France that contains Paleolithic paintings.

Lascaux

Lascaux (Lascaux Caves) is the setting of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. The original caves are located near the village of Montignac, in the department of Dordogne. They contain some of the best-known Upper Paleolithic art. These paintings are estimated to be 17,300 years old. They primarily consist of images of large animals, most of which are known from fossil evidence to have lived in the area at the time. In 1979, Lascaux was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list along with other prehistoric sites in the Vézère valley.

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Lascaux, Corrèze - Population
... Historical population of Lascaux, Corrèze Year 2008 ... Population 172. ...
History Of Painting - Pre-history
... Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, rock painting, Stone Age, India Lascaux, Horse Eland, rock painting, Drakensberg, South Africa Lascaux, Bulls and Horses Bison, in the great hall of policromes ... The hall of bulls in Lascaux, Dordogne, France, is one of the best known cave paintings from about 15,000 to 10,000 BC ... Arrow-like symbols in Lascaux are sometimes interpreted as calendar or almanac use ...
Famous Caves Containing Parietal Artwork
... Lascaux Cave, Montignac, Dordogne, France Discovered in 1940 and dating from 17,000 BCE, Lascaux contains seven decorated chambers with over 2000 painted images, including the extraordinary Hall of the ... For details and photos, see Lascaux Cave Paintings ... polychrome paintings from the Solutrean-Magdalenian culture - second only in France to Lascaux in quality - featuring some 80 bison, 40 horses and 20 mammoths ...
Western Painting - Pre-history
... Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, rock painting, Stone Age, India Aurochs Cave painting, Lascaux, France Lascaux, horse Lascaux, Bulls and Horses Bison, in the great ...
Georges Bataille - Bibliography - Primary Literature
... Volume 9 Lascaux, ou La naissance de l’art - Manet - La littérature et le mal - Annexes Volume 10 L’érotisme - Le procès de Gilles de Rais - Les larmes d’Eros Volume 11 Articles I, 1944 ... (Undifferentiated Being is Nothing) Lascaux, ou la Naissance de l'Art, 1955 ... (Theory of Religion) Translated works Lascaux or, the Birth of Art, the Prehistoric Paintings, Austryn Wainhouse, 1955, Lausanne Skira ...