Act I — 19th century: Renaissance. There are two exits from the Hall of the Bulls: one leads to the Axial Gallery, a dead end; the other to the main Passageway.
A fragile balance : how did the cave survive the passage of time? The art experience : with the same tools and techniques used by Palaeolithic humans, visitors can create their own works of art virtually.
Specific characteristics of the style include bison horns shown in front-view; front horns of bovines depicted by a simple curve while the rear horn is more sinuous; deer antlers depicted in a specific perspective, and so on.
Of the animals, equines predominate . The latter theory is supported by the overlapping images of one group of animals in the same cave location as another group of animals, suggesting that one area of the cave was more successful for predicting a plentiful hunting excursion.
This worsened during the s, prompting the French Ministry of Culture to organize an international symposium in Paris in "Lascaux and Preservation Issues in Subterranean Environments" to debate and resolve the problem. Researchers have still found many drawings there: "There are about 1, drawings incised into the stone.
Lascaux I is the original cave, Lascaux 2 is the first reproduction, and Lascaux 3 is a traveling exhibition. This also shows how little is left from those communities," says Jean-Pierre Chadelle.