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Cave Paintings and Portable Sculpture: The Art of Paleolithic Europe

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From the earliest times, Europe has proven itself to be an artistic powerhouse: some Paleolithic hand-held sculptures date back as far as 40,000 BCE! Europe's museums are packed with amazing collections of the prehistoric artworks found there, and full-scale reproductions of several painted cave systems are now open to the public.

This course will explore Paleolithic European sculpture, painting, and culture from c. 40,000 to 10,000 BCE, with an eye toward works and sites easily visited by travelers. Lectures highlighting the history of prehistoric masterworks - such as the Woman of Willendorf and the paintings of Chauvet Cave - will form the core of our meetings.The class will help improve students' understanding of this period and enrich their experience of films, television shows, websites, museum collections, and travel encounters that connect to prehistoric Europe. 

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Wed


Amy Dierkes 



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/16/2019 - 11/6/2019 Weekly - Wed 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Santa Rosa, Oakmont  Map Amy Dierkes