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Aubri Stogsdill

I personally do not think that prehistoric art is ‘abstract’. As looked through the pieces that were assigned for this week, every one of them resembled something or someone– they were not ‘abstract’ in the way we understand abstract art today. It seems that all of the pieces had a purpose. They artists used their work to communicate meaning. The chauvet cave painting, for example, did not consist of abstract non-living blobs, colors, or shapes. I was a representation of various animals, crafted intentionally. The same is true of the bison reliefs. The artists wanted their work to appear real. The work over this period of time is far from ‘abstract’ in my opinion.