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Climate Change Is Damaging Prehistoric Rock Art—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter.  The Headlines TOP MARKS. At Sotheby’s modern art sale in New York last night, a 1949 Frida Kahlo self-portrait went for $34.9 million, a record for a Kahlo at auction—as well as a record for a work by any Latin American artist on the block. The previous record holder? That would be none other than the artist’s husband, Diego ...

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Prehistoric cave paintings in Spain show Neanderthals were artists

ARDALES, Spain Aug 8(Reuters) - Neanderthals may have been closer to our species of prehistoric modern human than previously believed after cave paintings found in Spain proved they had a fondness for creating art, one of the authors of a new scientific report said on Sunday.Red ochre pigment discovered on stalagmites in the Caves of Ardales, near Malaga in southern Spain, were created by ...

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Was Cave Art Actually a Form of Cinema? How Prehistoric Lamps Suggest a Surprising New Way of Looking at Ancient Paintings

Cave art researchers have a tantalizing new theory to explain prehistoric paintings: that the images came to life in the flickering flames of candlelight as an early form of cinema. “The flickering light, the dancing shadows, the warm glow from the fire, many people have argued that this creates a sense of theater, that you’re looking at an ancient version of cinema,” University of ...

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Researchers Uncover How Prehistoric Cave Artists Lit Their Studios – ARTnews.com

The cave art of our distant ancestors has always been the object of fascination, but the details of how this work was made are often vague. A study on ancient lighting techniques, first repoted by CNN, is bringing us a step closer to understanding how ancient artists worked. Spanish archaeologists Ángeles Medina-Alcaide, Diego Garate, Iñaki Intxaurbe, José L. Sanchidrián, Olivia Rivero, Catherine Ferrier, Dolores ...

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7,000-Year-Old Stamped Seal Found in Prehistoric Levant Village – ARTnews.com

A stamped seal in the ancient village of Tel Tsaf dating to the 5th millennium B.C.E. has been unearthed, according to a study in the journal Levant by archaeologists Michael Freikman and David Ben-Shlomo, of the University of Ariel and Yosef Garfinkel of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, respectively. Of the nearly 150 seals that have been uncovered at the Tel Tsaf site, this ...

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Amateur Archaeologist Finds Prehistoric Deer Carvings in Scotland – ARTnews.com

Amateur archaeologist Hamish Fenton discovered depictions of deer dating to the Neolithic or Early Bronze Age in a prehistoric burial tomb, the Historic Environment Scotland (HES) announced in a statement. This is the first time such carvings have been found in the country. The rock art, estimated to be around 4,000 or 5,000 years old, was found in Dunchraigaig Cairn in Kilmartin Glen on ...

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Chauvet cave: Preserving prehistoric art – BBC News

The Chauvet cave, in the Ardeche region of southern France, contains some of the oldest and most remarkable cave drawings ever found - yet it's been sealed shut since its discovery to preserve this precious art. Now a vast replica of the cave and its spectacular paintings has been built. Our science correspondent, Rebecca Morelle, can compares the two versions, because she's been given extremely ...

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