We tackle the intersection of art and our changing climate. Throughout history, art has helped reveal the climate around us and highlight our fragile relationship to it. Sometimes, nothing can be done to protect our cultural heritage except completely closing it off like the cave painting in Lascaux France. Then there are the artworks created to reveal and highlight the fluctuations of our climate like Robert Smithson's spiral jetty. Today we look some artis that highlight this fragile relationship.
Eep's father tells the rest of the family a story about the dangers of curiosity and how it can lead the members of the family to die. He advises them to stay in their normal routine and not to think about anything new. While telling the story, he draws and paints on the walls.
From human hands to now-extinct animals, cave art gives us a glimpse into prehistoric life. Who created cave art, and what was its initial purpose? Explore the paintings of Chauvet-Pont d'Arc and Lascaux Grotto, and learn what prehistoric art can tell us about our world thousands of years ago.