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How Art Made the World-The Day Pictures were born

Hosted by the Consul of the Athens Art for All Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Wed 24 Feb 21:00 - 22:30

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In this episode of the series Dr Nigel Spivey explores how art influences life by tracing the development of the image from cave paintings to our modern obsession with images. Dr. Spivey begins his investigation by travelling to the Cave of Altamira near the town of Santillana del Mar in Cantabria, Spain, where in Protected content young girls exclamation of 'Papa, look, oxen!' to her father, local amateur archaeologist Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola, is explained to have meant that Maria had just become the first modern human to set eyes on the first gallery of prehistoric paintings ever to be discovered.

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