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MIRO - Ancient Symbols to Modern Art

One of my favorite artists is the Spanish Painter, Juan Miro. He had an enormous influence on many other great artists including Picasso, Dali, and Calder . Ironically, his work is based in symbols that can be traced back to Cave Paintings and Petroglyphs. We began our 40,000 year journey in Spain and went around the world looking at Ancient Cultures, arriving full circle back in Spain to connect the dots with the colorful and playful art of Miro.

 Week One: Cave Paintings

It has been an eventful week in our Art Literacy class. We have been all around the world.  I would like to thank all of my wonderful students for their great efforts. We began with the story of the discovery of the discovery of cave paintings in Lascaux,  France  and also looked at images from  Spain , where the oldest known cave paintings have been found,  in the cave called El Castillo. The prehistoric dots and crimson hand stencils are now the world's oldest known cave art that dates more than 40,800 years old.

© Serene Greene- Art Literacy Academy
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