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  Prehistoric Art (Virtual Museum)
These are depictions of different animals (horses, bisons, deer, bulls and others) and unlike figures in other caves which, at first sight, look static and almost lifeless, those in Lascaux are full of motion and harmony.
Lascaux was always of great interest not only for the scientists but for numerous tourists as well.
According to the decision of the Minister of Culture of France Andre Malraux, the Lascaux cave was repurchased by the state and closed for visitors for 14 years.
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  Cave of Lascaux
Lascaux would have been dismissed as just another cave if it were not for the magnificent paintings found.
The area in which the Lascaux caves are found is considered to be "the sole region of Paleolithic mural paintings" in Europe (Grand, 1967, p.34).
Lascaux was, in other words, a holy place where the humans did not necessarily go to "pray" for a good hunt, but it was where the people would go to draw what they thought (or hoped) would be a good hunt (Baumann, 1962).
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  TalasOnline.com - Adhesives -> Lascaux
Lascaux Acrylic Adhesive 360 HV - A thermoplastic copolymer butyl-methacrylate dispersion thickened with acrylic butyl-ester.
Lascaux Acrylic Adhesive 498 HV - A thermoplastic copolymer butyl-methacrylate dispersion, thickened with acrylic butyl-ester.
Lascaux Medium for Consolidation - A finely dispersed, aqueous dispersion of an acrylic copolymer, developed in cooperation with the Swedish National Heritage Board for the consolidation of paint layers in medieval polychromy on wood.
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  Lascaux - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lascaux is a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its cave paintings.
Lascaux II, a replica of two of the cave halls - the Great Hall of the Bulls and the Painted Gallery - was opened in 1983.
Inside a shell in reinforced concrete, with the contours of the cave inside, the paintings were executed in the same manner, using the same types of materials believed to have been used 19,000 years ago, natural pigments like ochre, charcoal, and iron oxides.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lascaux   (409 words)

  
 Lascaux
At Lascaux, the more usual form of cave art, single representations, is elaborated to depict groups such as the apparent group of swimming deer.
Lascaux may have been a ritual centre, but the reason for the art remains open to interpretation.
The opening of the Lascaux cave to tourists led to deterioration of the paintings;; the cave was closed in 1963 and a facsimile opened in 1983.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0001894.html   (384 words)

  
 ROCK ART AT RICE: REGIONS: FRANCE: Jackie Robinson - An Examination of Lascaux Cave
Moving through Lascaux Cave, the next large section of the cave is the Chamber of the Felines.
The theory that the art in Lascaux Cave was created because it is beautiful is a leading argument in the interpretation of rock art in general.
Lascaux, however, will continue to hold the secrets to the past and live on as a beautiful artifact of milleniums gone by.
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 Lascaux in a box, French News, France, Expatica
Lascaux is actually one of 130 Palaeolithic caves in the south of France, an area particularly rich in Palaeolithic art.
Lascaux II opened to the public in 1983 just 200m away from the original, on the bank of the Vezere River.
In Lascaux II -- although it accurately reflects the interest and magnificence of the original art -- in fact, its copies were made from hurried sketches roughed out in half-an-hour in the gloomy interior.
www.expatica.com /actual/article.asp?subchannel_id=25&story_id=22827   (736 words)

  
 Lascaux Cave
This passive system was only necessary during the wettest periods of the year, when it worked as a functional replacement for the earth that for millennia had absorbed excess water from the saturated air of the cave, but that had been removed since the cave's discovery in 1940.
Lascaux would have escaped history and its indignities if four boys rambling on a hillside just east of the Vézère River in southwestern France in 1940 hadn't decided to investigate an opening revealed by a fallen tree.
As many as 1 700 visitors traipsed through Lascaux every day, but by the late 1950s, the presence of so many carbon dioxide-exhaling, warm-blooded bodies had altered the cave's climate to the point where calcite deposits and lichen were threatening the paintings.
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 Nouveau Lascaux
The cave of Lascaux-the "Sistine Ceiling of the Cavemen"-a chance discovery by two boys in France in 1940, is the most spectacular sight we have ever had of the shadowy, powerful animal world of the Old Stone Age, some 17,000 years ago.
It was soon overwhelmed by tourists, and in the early 1960's Lascaux showed inescapable evidence that its radiant frescoes of bison, aurochs, horses, and deer were dimming with molds and fungi generated by bright lights and the warmth and breath of countless visitors.
Lascaux was sealed in 1963 by order of the Ministry of Culture, its atmosphere monitored to restore the ancient conditions.
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 Lascaux in the Dordogne (Périgord noir) - Lascaux
Lascaux in the Dordogne (Périgord noir) - Lascaux
Lascaux in the Dordogne is obviously best known because of the unique cave paintings.
However, since 1963 the original Lascaux cave is no longer accessible to the public, in order to stop the detoriation of the paintings.
www.lacombe.ws /en_dordogne_perigord_lascaux.htm   (206 words)

  
 Lascaux Sketch - 2drawWiki
Lascaux Sketch is one of the most powerful drawing applets available on 2draw.net.
Lascaux Sketch is made up of several sections, each of which are designated a certain set of functions and tools called toolbars/toolboxes.
In Lascaux Sketch, halftones are not variably sized spots but rather regularly spaced pixels, the spacing of which can be adjusted using the "i:" gradient bar.
www.cellosoft.com /2draw/wiki/index.php?title=Lascaux_Sketch&redirect=no   (1698 words)

  
 Nouveau Lascaux
The cave of Lascaux-the "Sistine Ceiling of the Cavemen"-a chance discovery by two boys in France in 1940, is the most spectacular sight we have ever had of the shadowy, powerful animal world of the Old Stone Age, some 17,000 years ago.
It was soon overwhelmed by tourists, and in the early 1960's Lascaux showed inescapable evidence that its radiant frescoes of bison, aurochs, horses, and deer were dimming with molds and fungi generated by bright lights and the warmth and breath of countless visitors.
Lascaux was sealed in 1963 by order of the Ministry of Culture, its atmosphere monitored to restore the ancient conditions.
www.theravensloft.freeservers.com /page.html   (562 words)

  
 Lascaux
Lascaux, working in collaboration with the printmakers Robert Adam and Carol Robertson, have developed a complete range of safer modern materials which can be used to replace the traditional acid resists.
Lascaux resists can be used in combination with each other and are compatible with photopolymer resists such as Photec (see technical sheet for Lascaux Tusches).
Lascaux Hard Resist can be drawn into with an etching needle, roulette, scraper, steel wool etc. It has a soft, waxy feel, allowing the needle to glide.
www.lascaux.ch /english/malhilfen/produkte_druckgrafik.htm   (1176 words)

  
 Lascaux
Hidden away in the caves of Lascaux in southwest France is a 17,000 year-old painting on a stone wall, which may be one of humanity's earliest narrative compositions.
The caves of Lascaux were particularly effective in this regard because the cave painters and their descendents had to journey inside them, and leave the rest of the world behind.
The caves of Lascaux demonstrate that long before the beginning of urban civilization, the human race was creating imitations of reality, in which it took the components of the actual world, and reshaped and recombined them, in conformity with its own fantasies and imagination.
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 Lascaux Summary
The type of lithic industry, or stone tools, found and depicted further identifies Lascaux as part of the Aurignacian (Perigordian) culture present in Europe from 15,000 to 13,000 B.C. The paintings were done against the stark contrast of the limestone, sometimes smeared with a pale pigment, in various shades of red, yellow, brown, and fl.
Though Lascaux is perhaps more famous for its contributions to art history, the cave also provides unique insight into the daily life and practices of prehistoric man. Lascaux and other caves in the region contain what may be considered the closest approximation of an historical or literary account of prehistoric Europe.
Lascaux is a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its cave paintings.
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 Lascaux : an acrylic specialist in the pictorial world
Lascaux has developed 10 ranges and numerous mediums to meet needs and is always on hand to offer technical support and teaching in any technique.
Lascaux also produce a large range of comprehensive supporting literature for all their products, including how to get started, mediums, health and safety sheets and the usual colour charts.
Lascaux colours are made in a solvent free process and there are regular, strict toxicology tests carried out.
www.greatart.co.uk /gerstaecker_2159.html   (1223 words)

  
 Lascaux Sketch/Tools - 2drawWiki
Lascaux Sketch has a wide variety of tools that you may find useful in certain cases.
This is by far the most commonly used tool in Lascaux, it will allow you to apply the current brush in any manner.
These tools are in the form of keyboard shortcuts or mouse buttons that you may not even know of even if you are a veteran of the program.
www.cellosoft.com /2draw/wiki/index.php/Lascaux_Sketch/Tools   (1634 words)

  
 Lascaux (ca. 15,000 B.C.) | Thematic Essay | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The painted walls of the interconnected series of caves in Lascaux in southwestern France are among the most impressive artistic creations of
Although there is one human image, most of the paintings depict animals found in the surrounding landscape, such as horses, bison, mammoth, ibex, aurochs, deer, and felines.
In addition to the painted images, Lascaux is rich with engravings of animals as well as abstract designs.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/lasc/hd_lasc.htm   (364 words)

  
 Going Underground: the Famous Lascaux Cave Paintings - Art History
The paintings at Lascaux are predominantly depictions of animals -- almost 600 in all.
The pigments at Lascaux include ochre, charcoal, iron oxide, hematite, manganese and other minerals that produced the browns, fls, reds and grays in the paintings.
There is evidence at Lascaux that the surface of the stone may have suggested shapes to the artist that he/she could then “perfect” by applying paint.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art29810.asp   (0 words)

  
 ScienceDaily: Lascaux
Lascaux is a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its cave paintings.
Research Recreates Ancient Roman Virtual Reality With 21st Century 3-D Technology (May 21, 2003) -- The remains of Pompeii's ancient villas show that the Romans decorated their villas with extravagant wall paintings of theatre scenes that used tricks of perspective to impress guests with what...
Lascaux -- Lascaux is a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its cave paintings.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/Lascaux   (1505 words)

  
 Caves
The Lascaux cave was discovered in 1940 by four teenagers.
The cave drawings in the Lascaux cave originate from the prehistoric era — 15,000 to 13,000 BCE.
The Lascaux cave was open to the public until 1963.
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 lascaux cave dordogne perigord montignac wall painting prehistoric sites in Dordogne - PĂ©rigord, Lascaux II, facsimile
The positioning of certain paintings on the rock face and the presence of holes 2 metres from the ground indicate that scaffolding was used.
Lascaux II is a triumph of technology, unique in the world.
Rigorous scientific and artistic methods were used to recreate the incomparable atmosphere of the original cave: a reinforced concrete shell was created using shipbuilding techniques, the relief of the cave was reconstituted down to the tiniest detail, and the polychromatic paintings were executed just as the originals were 17 000 years ago, using natural pigments.
www.best-of-perigord.tm.fr /sites/semitour/anglais/lascaux2_uk.html   (503 words)

  
 Adventure Gamers : Lascaux Project
The most famous of France's prehistoric caves, Lascaux is known for the hundreds of frescoes painted upon its walls.
The Lascaux name may be included in the title of the French release, since the cave is well known locally.
With Lascaux Project, however, Kheops is taking a step into uncharted territory—bringing along the aspects of their games they know work well.
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 Show Caves of France: Grotte de Lascaux
The Cave of Lascaux is famous for its prehistoric paintings.
In Lascaux II two galleries have been reproduced: the Bulls Room and the central corridor.
The construction of the replica was a chance for scientists, to prove their knowledge how the paintings were made.
www.showcaves.com /english/fr/showcaves/Lascaux.html   (0 words)

  
 Lascaux
Any one of the members of the thallophyte division such as mushrooms, molds and mildews, who subsist on dead or living organic matter.
The interior climate of Lascaux is being destabilized by an ill-fitted new air conditioning machine.
Official bureaucracy, bad judgments and misleading statements by French authorities compound the crisis.
www.savelascaux.org   (69 words)

  
 Cave Story 3: The Hidden Treasure of Lascaux by Children's Author James M. Deem
It turned into a narrow passage and as they entered it, they raised their lamp higher and discovered that the walls were filled with the shapes of many animals.
Lascaux, with its treasure-trove of prehistoric paintings, was no exception.
Although Lascaux is closed to most people, cavers have the chance to visit nearby Lascaux II, an underground museum constructed to resemble part of the original cave.
www.jamesmdeem.com /cavestory3.htm   (874 words)

  
 Lascaux acrylic mediums glues and varnishes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
All of the following products are made by Lascaux and are of the very highest quality.They are suitable for a wide range of supports and are recommended for use as preparation for oil painting also.
Used to change the consistency or finish of Lascaux Acrylic Colours.
Lascaux hydro sealer 750 is an impregnating sealer for very porous or powdery supports.
www.canonburyarts.co.uk /materials/mediums/lascaux.html   (284 words)

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