Hello everyone and welcome to Week 2 of ART F261X.

Please do the following before 11:59pm, Sunday, September 5.

1. Go through the material in the Prehistoric Wing.

2. Respond to the discussion questions posted in the Slack channels #week2part1 and #week2part2. Remember to comment on at least two of your classmate’s responses.

Slack channel #week2part1

  • Prehistoric Abstraction: Many people claim that prehistoric imagery is abstract or abstracted. How do you react to this? Use examples.

Slack channel #week2part2

  • What do the pictures mean?: No one really knows why humans began to paint images or carve likenesses. What role did they play in prehistoric people’s lives? What was their function? Speculate as to some of the reasons humans started to create representational imagery.