Prehistoric Pointillism?

ARTS Newly discovered 38,000-year-old cave art predates the French post-Impressionist art form. (Smithsonian) What else was going on in those French caves? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Smithsonian article describes carvings on newly discovered stones “prehistoric Pointillism.” What is Pointillism? Read through this great wonder-of-the-day from the good folks at Wonderopolis for some … Continue reading Prehistoric Pointillism?

Were the First Artists Mostly Women?

ARTS A new analysis suggests that women made some of the oldest-known cave art paintings. This study offers a radically new interpretation of art, ancient gender roles, and how modern scholars interpret the past. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to explore how art influences and documents our lives. Discussion Ideas Read the first set of directions in our activity “Gender Roles in Jewish and … Continue reading Were the First Artists Mostly Women?