What was the purpose of the Lascaux cave paintings?

What was the purpose of the Lascaux cave paintings?

Archaeologists believe that the cave was used over a long period of time as a center for hunting and religious rites. The Lascaux grotto was opened to the public in 1948 but was closed in 1963 because artificial lights had faded the vivid colors of the paintings and caused algae to grow over some of them.

How old are the cave paintings in France?

around 17,000 years

What do Aboriginal dot paintings mean?

Traditional aboriginal dot paintings represent a story, generally regarding hunting or food gathering and usually have traditional aboriginal symbols imbedded throughout the painting. ... In the last 30 years of the Western Desert movement, Johnny Warangkula was the first to use dotting in his paintings as a background.

How is dot painting done?

The defining criterion for a dot painting is the technique used - that it is produced by repeated imprints of a paint covered brush, dotting stick or other implement onto the surface of the painting and that in doing so, there are recognisable 'dot' marks on the canvas.

What tools do Aboriginal dot paintings use?

This painting is an Australian Aboriginal Dot painting. Most of the painting is made up of tiny dots of paint. The dots can be made by dipping the end of a paint brush or a pencil into the paint and dotting it onto the paper.

What do I need for dot painting?

  1. Gesso and Pastes.
  2. Acrylic Colour 1 Litre (33.