Monday, June 6, 2011

lascaux cave paintings

I went to see Werner Herzog's documentary (Cave of Forgotten Dreams) about the Lascaux cave paintings with my friend Gina. I have to give Clementine credit for being the first to turn me on to it though. Its real nerdy but totally fascinating. Its playing in 3D at the 42nd Street theater in Times Square. I recommend a early matinee to beat the heat. Summer nights are far to valuable to not be outside.

Lascaux is the setting of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. The original caves are located near the village of Montignac, in the department of Dordogne. They contain some of the best-known Upper Paleolithic art. These paintings are estimated to be 17,300 years old. They primarily consist of primitive images of large animals, most of which are known from fossil evidence to have lived in the area at the time.


  1. This movie is about the Chauvet Cave, not Lascaux..

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