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A Circle: The Universal Symbol

Last week we looked at the symbol of the Circle in Art and Architecture from around the world . It is the most universal of all symbols, dating from cave paintings and found in every culture. We discussed the origins of the symbol of a circle as representing the sun and moon.

As a follow up the children did practice drawings and designs that eventually resulted in what Alex referred to as their "Masterpiece". They are becoming very comfortable with the process of creating and recreating to get great results. We used a variety of techniques including painting and printmaking resulting in some very vibrant and colorful pieces.

 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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