Prehistoric Unit Cave Paintings


The prehistoric cave paintings discussed in Unit 1 represent some of humankind’s first forays into making art.  In a world without visual images, what might prompt a person to make art?  In an essay of 300-500 words, discuss your ideas as to why these images were created.  Using additional examples from this chapter please discuss how art was used as a vehicle to link the physical world with the spiritual world in Paleolithic and Neolithic communities.