Venus of Willendorf

From Khan Academy By Dr. Bryan Zygmont / 11.21.2015 Associate Professor of Art History Clarke University Venus of Willendorf, c. 24,000-22,000 B.C.E., limestone, 11.1 cm high (Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna) Can a 25,000-year-old object be a work of art? The artifact known as the Venus of Willendorf dates to between 24,000-22,000 B.C.E., making it one of the oldest and most[…]

Paleolithic Art on the Apollo 11 Cave Stones

Apollo 11 Cave Stones, Namibia, quartzite, c. 25,500–25,300 B.C.E. Image courtesy of State Museum of Namibia.’ By Nathalie Hager / 11.21.2015 PhD Candidate in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies University of British Columbia, Okanagan A significant discovery Approximately 25,000 years ago, in a rock shelter in the Huns Mountains of Namibia on the southwest coast of Africa (today part[…]