Poster or Presentation Title

Cave Paintings and Cinema

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Start Date

April 2017

End Date

April 2017

Department

French

Abstract

What was the earliest form of cinema like? Was there even an early form of cinema? Where did it originate and did it spread? How were the images captured and set to motion? This project looks at the earliest form of cinema and expands on the questions asked above. This project takes a look at where the earliest form of cinema was found and why it was considered the earliest form of cinema. The project focuses on Lascaux the oldest cave to have been discovered in France by an 18-year-old and his dog. There are pictures and descriptions of the images found in the cave and why they’re considered to be unique paintings. Lascaux is estimated to be more than 17,000 years old and consist primarily of large animals, once native to the region and is the finest examples of art from the Upper Paleolithic period. The project also makes a connection with the cave paintings, "moving" animals and cinema. The main theme of this project is to make the connection between Cave Paintings and early Cinema. This project argues that the earliest form of cinema can be found on the walls of a 17,000 years old cave in Lascaux, France.

Faculty Mentor

Glenda Cash

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Cave Paintings and Cinema

What was the earliest form of cinema like? Was there even an early form of cinema? Where did it originate and did it spread? How were the images captured and set to motion? This project looks at the earliest form of cinema and expands on the questions asked above. This project takes a look at where the earliest form of cinema was found and why it was considered the earliest form of cinema. The project focuses on Lascaux the oldest cave to have been discovered in France by an 18-year-old and his dog. There are pictures and descriptions of the images found in the cave and why they’re considered to be unique paintings. Lascaux is estimated to be more than 17,000 years old and consist primarily of large animals, once native to the region and is the finest examples of art from the Upper Paleolithic period. The project also makes a connection with the cave paintings, "moving" animals and cinema. The main theme of this project is to make the connection between Cave Paintings and early Cinema. This project argues that the earliest form of cinema can be found on the walls of a 17,000 years old cave in Lascaux, France.