What is the significance of the Lascaux cave paintings?

Lascaux cave paintings have made Vezere valley in France a UNESCO World Heritage Site, since 1979. It is famous for the surrealistic images of animals that research reveals lived 15,000 years ago. They were part of the discovery made on 12 September, 1940. The caves were chanced upon by four teenagers, and their dog.

What is destroying the cave paintings in Lascaux France?

By 1955, the influx of 1,200 daily visitors had already taken its toll on Lascaux—heat, humidity, carbon dioxide, and other contaminants altered the climate in the caves, resulting in increased condensation and the introduction of lichen, which threatened to damage the paintings.

Who painted the cave paintings of Lascaux?

Jean Clottes

Why are there 2 Mona Lisa's?

In his 1923 book, Leonard de Vinci et les Jocondes, Léon Roger-Milès argues that Leonardo actually painted at least two versions of the Mona Lisa, including one for Francesco del Giocondo, and another for Giuliano de' Medici. According to Vasari, the painting was created for the model's husband, Francesco del Giocondo.

Why is the Mona Lisa the most famous painting in the world?

The Mona Lisa's fame is the result of many chance circumstances combined with the painting's inherent appeal. There is no doubt that the Mona Lisa is a very good painting. It was highly regarded even as Leonardo worked on it, and his contemporaries copied the then novel three-quarter pose.

What is the scream painting worth?

It's 'The Scream', painted by Edvard Munch, and it sold at a Sotheby's auction last night in New York for $119.