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By Laurie Schneider Adams

Munch’s The Scream. Van Gogh’s Starry evening. Rodin’s The philosopher. Monet’s Water Lilies. Constable’s landscapes. The nineteenth century gave us a wealth of inventive riches so memorable of their genius that we will photograph a lot of them straight away. on the time, despite the fact that, their avant-garde nature used to be the reason for a lot controversy. Professor Laurie Schneider Adams vividly brings to existence the work, sculpture, images and structure, of the interval together with her infectious enthusiasm for artwork and specified explorations of person works. provided interesting biographical information and the suitable social, political, and cultural context, the reader is left with a deep appreciation for the works and an knowing of ways innovative they have been on the time, in addition to the explanations for his or her enduring charm.

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Some prehistorians have even hypothesized that rituals or dances were performed in front of the images and that these rites served to improve the hunters’ luck. Still other scholars have suggested the animal representations may have served as teaching tools to instruct new hunters about the character of the various species they would encounter or even to serve as targets for spears. In contrast, some prehistorians have argued that the magical purpose of the paintings and reliefs was not to facilitate the destruc- tion of bison and other species.

Which animal, if either, has knocked the man down, if indeed he is on the ground? Are these three images related at all? Modern viewers can be sure of nothing, but if the painters placed the figures beside each other to tell a story, this is evidence for the creation of complex narrative compositions involving humans and animals at a much earlier date than anyone had imagined only a few generations ago. Yet it is important to remember that even if the artists intended to tell a story, very few people would have been able to “read” it.

1-4, from Hohlenstein-Stadel) with outstretched arms and hands having only four fingers. The man is depicted with far less care and detail than either animal, but the painter made the hunter’s gender explicit by the prominent penis. The position of the man is ambiguous. Is he wounded or dead or merely tilted back and unharmed? ) with the bird on top and the spear belong to him? Is it he or the rhinoceros who has gravely wounded the bison—or neither? Which animal, if either, has knocked the man down, if indeed he is on the ground?

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