List of Physical Visualizations
and Related Artifacts

30000 BC – The Very First Sculptures

   

While data sculptures date back from the 1990s, the very first sculptures were Venus figurines:

A Venus figurine is any Upper Paleolithic statuette portraying a woman with exaggerated physical features.

The oldest ones are about 35,000 years old. Right image: modern versions.

Also see V.S. Ramachandran on the peak shift principle in art.

Sources:

  1. Wikipedia article on Venus figurines.
  2. Left image from ancient-origins.net, right images from Mari Shiranui's flickr page and heldenshop.de.


Added by Pierre Dragicevic on March 15, 2015. Category: Physical model Tags: , , ,

  1. Loren says:

    Both effective, though those on the left are probably a more accurate representation.