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The First Artists: Paleolithic Art

The First Artists: Paleolithic Art

 

We have all been astounded and deeply moved by Paleolithic art. It seems to be steeped in mystery: what is it saying? Is it religious or ceremonial, functional, or simply aesthetically incredibly beautiful? Or is it all the above? We will look at the caves, Chauvet, Lascaux, Altamira and others, with their stunning animal imagery alive and in fluid motion. We will also look at the paleolithic art objects that we have to supplement the story, and we will discuss what is known of the various peoples who created the stunning art, the first known artists.

Cosponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (OLLI Mason).

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Tom Manteuffel is an OLLI instructor who teaches on topics including art history, cybersecurity, history of English, Shakespeare's Henry IV, Stonehenge and more. Tom is a retired cybersecurity engineer who enjoys both teaching and learning.

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ABOUT OLLI MASON

OLLI Mason provides intellectual and cultural experiences to curious individuals. Learn more at OLLI.gmu.edu.

INVITE

This program is appropriate for ages 18+. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button. A Zoom link will be emailed two days before start of each program. 

Date:
Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Time:
9:40am - 11:05am
Library Branch:
Virtual Event
Categories:
Presentation/Performance
Audience:
  Adults  
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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Registrations open at 9:40am Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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