Lascaux


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Las·caux

 (lă-skō′)
A cave of southwest France in the Dordogne River valley. The cave, discovered in 1940 and now closed to the public, contains important Paleolithic paintings, primarily of animals.

Lascaux

(French lasko)
n
(Placename) the site of a cave in SW France, in the Dordogne: contains Palaeolithic wall drawings and paintings
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Noun1.Lascaux - a cave in southwestern France that contains Paleolithic paintingsLascaux - a cave in southwestern France that contains Paleolithic paintings
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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A replica of a painting in the Lascaux cave The courses may be a tough ask for an occasional player like myself, but the views you get across them help you keep a level head - even when you're about to launch your club into the lake after a miss-hit putt!
A replica of a wall painting in the Lascaux cave The courses may be a tough ask for an occasional player like myself, but the views you get across them help you keep a level head - even when you're about to launch your club into the lake after a miss-hit putt!
'Often termed as the prehistoric Sistine Chapel, the Caves of Lascaux are found in the village of Montignac in Dordogne in southwestern France.
That truth is affirmed in the real-life presence of the cave paintings of Lascaux, made some 20,000 years ago in what is now the Dordogne region of southwestern France.
It begins with a superb Lascaux horse, deals rather cursorily with Roman paintings, and then moves straight on to Giotto's 'Lamentation', followed by van Eyck's 'Arnolfini Portrait'.
Decades later, Thomas Hirschhorn would conjure a similar sense of a looping temporality in his construction Lascaux III, 1997, which could be a starting point of the contemporary phase of artistic engagement with prehistory.
Although the paintings were produced perfectly, she needed to improve the employed material, so she used Lascaux colors which give a realistic look to the paintings.
In "Women from Snow," Byrna Barclay recreates the magic of Fance's Lascaux caves and the wondrous animals painted by their inhabitants.
Their now-famous find, at Lascaux, provides a glimpse into life at the dawn of civilization.
A new facsimile of the Lascaux cave is about to open in Montignac.
Betsy Draine and Michael Hinden (Professors Emeriti of English at the University of Wisconsin Madison) are the co-authors of the mysteries "Murder in Lascaux" (9780299284206, $26.95 HC; $24.95 PB; $10.49 Kindle) and "The Body in Bodega Bay" (9780299297909, $26.95 HC, $14.95 Kindle), the first two novels in their Nora Barnes and Toby Sandler mystery series.