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Lascaux paintings in Tokyo
An article on mainichi.jp - Tokyo hosts exhibit of renowned Lascaux Cave paintings - reports on Lascaux: The Cave Paintings of the Ice Age exhibition at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno Park, Tokyo, currently in Japan.
A recreation of cave paintings from the Lascaux Caves. Image: SPL Lascaux international exhibition.
The exhibition is based on life-size recreations of the cave paintings from Lascaux. The cave itself was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.
A life-size recreation of the mural Black Cow. Image: SPL Lascaux international exhibition.
Kaifu Yousuke, head of the Division of Human Evolution, Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Nature and Science, states that the Lascaux paintings have become a synonym for Palaeolithic art.
An image of the cave paintings from the Bull Chamber in Lascaux is cast on a theater screen at the National Museum of Nature and Science. Image: SPL Lascaux international exhibition.
The exhibits at the science museum were made with both stone engraving and colouring techniques that were used by Cro-Magnons.
A lamp discovered in Lascaux. Image: RMN-Grand Palais (musee d'Archeologie nationale) / Loic Hamon.
The show also features tools from the caves, such as lamps, palettes and brushes made from animal hair.
The exhibition lasts until 20th February:
Visit the Lascaux section in the France Rock Art Archive: