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The Grease Lamp’s Flicker and Flare: Dark Caves Illuminate

Steve Zeitlin

in The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702358
eISBN:
9781501706370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702358.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter suggests that each of our souls is akin to that flickering, wavering light dancing upon the stone pallettes of early humans who painted in dark caves. It says a tiny lamp burns in each ... More


El Castillo, Cantabria, Spain with Las Chimeneas, Las Monedas, and La Pasiega

Andrew J. Lawson

in Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698226
eISBN:
9780191804908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698226.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the caves of El Castillo, Las Chimeneas, Las Monedas, and La Pasiega and their artwork. The caves display an unequalled array of subjects, techniques, compositions, styles, and ... More


La Garma, Cantabria, Spain

Andrew J. Lawson

in Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698226
eISBN:
9780191804908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698226.003.0015
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the cave of La Garma, and its artwork. More than 500 individual figures or symbols have been identified on the cave's walls. Only a fifth of these represent animals, the ... More


How Homo Became Sapiens: On the evolution of thinking

Peter Gardenfors

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528517
eISBN:
9780191689543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528517.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Our ability to think is one of our most puzzling characteristics. What would it be like to be unable to think? What would it be like to lack self-awareness? The complexity of this activity is ... More


Altamira, Cantabria, Spain

Andrew J. Lawson

in Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698226
eISBN:
9780191804908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698226.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes Altamira cave, the first painted cave to be claimed as Palaeolithic. The cave's ceiling is painted with lifelike images of animals, mainly bison, in different postures, some ... More


Candamo, Asturias, Spain

Andrew J. Lawson

in Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698226
eISBN:
9780191804908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698226.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes La Peña de Candamo cave and its artwork. Its main Wall of the Engravings (Muro de los Grabados) features a crescentic swathe of intertwined paintings and engravings sweeping ... More


Lascaux, Dordogne, France

Andrew J. Lawson

in Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698226
eISBN:
9780191804908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698226.003.0016
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes Lascaux, considered the most famous decorated cave in France. Lascaux contains an estimated 1,963 individual figures or motifs. Of the overall total, 915 figures depict ... More


Llonín, Asturias, Spain

Andrew J. Lawson

in Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698226
eISBN:
9780191804908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698226.003.0017
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the cave of Llonĺn and its artwork. The cave's wall images are found in seven discrete areas or ‘panels’ that feature animal figures and signs drawn in red and black.


Cougnac, Lot, France

Andrew J. Lawson

in Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698226
eISBN:
9780191804908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698226.003.0013
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the cave of Cougnac and its artwork. The principal decoration of the cave consists of a remarkable 15m long frieze of paintings. Detailed recording has shown that there were at ... More


Mayenne-Sciences, Mayenne, France

Andrew J. Lawson

in Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698226
eISBN:
9780191804908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698226.003.0018
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the cave of Mayenne-Sciences and its artwork. Nearly sixty individual motifs have been isolated. As well as various red handprints and fingerprints and other simple signs, ... More


Cosquer, Bouches-du-Rhône, France

Andrew J. Lawson

in Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698226
eISBN:
9780191804908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698226.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the cave known as La Grotte Cosquer and its artwork. A survey has identified 177 painted animal figures, including several large herbivores, such as horse, goat, bovids, and ... More


Covaciella, Asturias, Spain including El Bosque

Andrew J. Lawson

in Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698226
eISBN:
9780191804908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698226.003.0014
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the Covaciella and El Bosque caves and their artwork. The walls of Covaciella cave feature extremely well preserved decoration executed with a variety of different techniques, ... More


Niaux, Ariège, France

Andrew J. Lawson

in Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698226
eISBN:
9780191804908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698226.003.0019
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the cave of Niaux and its artwork. The Salon Noir contains most (83%) of the animal figures in the cave, together with a significant proportion (37%) of its abstract signs. ... More


Pech Merle, Lot, France

Andrew J. Lawson

in Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698226
eISBN:
9780191804908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698226.003.0020
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the cave of Pech Merle and its artwork. The images on the cave walls draw on the normal range of figures used in western Europe, but also have a distinct regional character. In ... More


Tito Bustillo, Asturias, Spain

Andrew J. Lawson

in Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698226
eISBN:
9780191804908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698226.003.0023
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the cave of Tito Bustillo and its artwork. The cave's decorated areas include small groups of red paintings and engravings, with deer, bulls, a horse, an ibex, and various ... More


The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness

Steve Zeitlin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702358
eISBN:
9781501706370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702358.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This is a book of encounters. Part memoir, part essay, and partly a guide to maximizing a capacity for fulfillment and expression, this book taps into the artistic side of what we often take for ... More


Le Portel, Ariège, France

Andrew J. Lawson

in Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698226
eISBN:
9780191804908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698226.003.0022
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the cave of Le Portel and its artwork. The cave's walls are decorated with animal images and symbols, including bison, horses, a human figure, the antlers of a deer, and a red ... More


La Pileta, Andalucía, Spain

Andrew J. Lawson

in Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698226
eISBN:
9780191804908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698226.003.0021
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the cave of La Pileta and its artwork. The cave's walls are decorated with animal figures, with 150 attributed to species. Mountain goats or ibex are the most frequent (54), ... More


Meaning of Works of the Arts and of Artworks

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747758
eISBN:
9780191810671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747758.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

A second idea that is central in the alternative conceptual framework proposed for thinking about the art is the idea of the meaning of a work of the arts. The English word “meaning” is multivalent. ... More


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