2023 | France | Documentary

Sapiens, the Birth of Art (Sapiens ou la naissance de l’art)

  • French English 60 mins
  • Director | Pascal Goblot
  • Writer | Pascal Goblot

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For decades, it was believed that the beginnings of art had emerged in Europe, 20,000 years ago at Lascaux, then 36,000 years at Chauvet... Recent researches are shaking up our understanding of art. The art of prehistory is much richer than we thought. Sculpture, music, painting… the creativity of Sapiens testifies to a very high level of aesthetic mastery ... The oldest paintings have been dated to nearly 45,000 years old! And not in Europe, on the other side of the world, in Indonesia! The film goes in search of the origin of art and shows how art is inseparable from Sapiens, from our humanity.

creativity painting Sculpture aesthetic Europe art