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Lesson Plans

Jacob Lawrence & Cave Art

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Donna Emsel Schill (schill)
Wed, 30 Oct 1996 16:25:49 -0800 (PST)

One & All
Jacob Lawrence is Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in
Seattle. The gallery in the School of Art is named in his honor. He is
still active in Seattle art community and the School of Art. Was happy to
read about his recent honor via this list.
My home page also has links to Cave Art and might also give you access to
some of the sites at the University of Washington and Jacob Lawrence
gallery information.
I have developed a simple hyperCard stack using cave images with a simple
drawing lesson at the end. Naturally, I would be happy to share the stack
with anyone. Think we could do this electronically but not sure how. Any
suggestions? I'll ask one of my more computer literate frienda.

I was in France just a year ago visiting the caves. Incredible, no words
can describe the experience - as any artist knows. Visited six caves and they
are all very different from one another, but in every case you travel/hike
UP to the cave entrance. At Niaux you are far, far above the valley floor
(this image is on stack) and carry your own lantern. At Rouffianc you
travel on an electric train
over a mile into the interior before you reach the Hall of Mammmoths. The
headlights from the train light your way after you get off the 'train'
(more like miners cars)
I was not with an organized tour but a dear French friend did
all our scheduling and translating. She teaches English in Lille.
You all should know that the recent discovery that is on the WWW sites
mentioned has been confirmed to be 31,000 b.p.(before present ). This has
tremendous implications for how we think about 'ourselves' since the art
is much older than Lascaux, Pech Merle, et at.
Would like to take part in discussion just about early art. Anyone know of
such a list?

Dr. Donna Emsel Schill
14101 121st Avenue N.E.
Kirkland, WA 98034
(206) 821-5596

e-mail: schill