Prehistoric cave paintings

After visiting the cave of Altamira in northern Spain, Pablo Picasso said: "After all the work in the Altamira art began to decline." He was not kidding. The art in this cave, and in many other caves, which are located in France, Spain and other countries, is one of the greatest wealth in the area of ​​art, which was ever created.

Prehistoric cave paintings

Magura Cave

Magura cave is one of the largest caves in Bulgaria. It is located in the northwestern part of the country. The walls of the caves are decorated with prehistoric rock paintings, created between about 8000 to 4000 years ago. It was revealed more than 700 drawings. The illustrations depict hunters, dancing people and many animals.

Prehistoric cave paintings

Cueva de las Manos

Cueva de las Manos is located in southern Argentina. The name can be literally translated as "Cave of Hands." The cave is depicted in the majority - the left hand, but there are also scenes of hunting and animal images. Paintings, believed to have been created by 13,000 and 9,500 years ago.

Prehistoric cave paintings

Bhimbetka

Located in central India Bhimbetka contains more than 600 prehistoric cave paintings. Drawings depict people living at that time in the cave. The animals have also paid a lot of space. Image bison were found, tigers, lions and crocodiles. It is believed that the oldest picture of 12,000 years.

Prehistoric cave paintings

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Serra da Capivara

Serra da Kapivara- National Park in the northeast of Brazil. This place - home to many rock shelters, which are decorated with cave paintings, which are ritual scenes, hunting, trees, animals. Some scientists believe that the oldest cave paintings in this park created 25,000 years ago.

Prehistoric cave paintings

Laas Gaal

Laas Gaal is a complex of caves in the north-west Somalia, which contain some of the earliest known arts on the African continent. Prehistoric cave paintings, according to scientists, between 11,000 and 5,000 years. They show cows, ceremonially dressed people, pet dogs and even giraffes.

Prehistoric cave paintings

Tadrart Acacus

Tadrart Acacus form a mountain range in the Sahara desert in western Libya. This area is famous for its cave paintings from 12,000 BC. e. up to 100 years. The paintings reflect the changing conditions of the Sahara desert. 9000 years ago, the local neighborhood were full of greenery and lakes, forests and wildlife, as evidenced by cave paintings depicting giraffes elephants and ostriches.

Prehistoric cave paintings

Chauvet Cave

Chauvet Cave in southern France, contains some of the earliest known prehistoric cave paintings in the world. The images preserved in this cave may have an age of about 32,000 years. The cave was discovered in 1994 by Jean-Marie Chauvet and his team of speleologists. Paintings found in the cave are images of animals: ibex, mammoths, horses, lions, bears, rhinos.

Prehistoric cave paintings

Rock Painting Kakadu

Located on the northern territory of Australia, Kakadu National Park contains one of the largest concentrations of art created by the natives. It is believed that the oldest works of 20 000 years.

Prehistoric cave paintings

The cave of Altamira

Discovered in the late 19th century, the cave of Altamira is situated in the north of Spain. Surprisingly, the painting found on the rocks were of such high quality that scientists have long doubted their authenticity, and even accused the discoverer Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola in forging painting. Many do not believe in the intellectual potential of the primitive people. Unfortunately, the discoverer has not lived until 1902. This year the pictures were recognized as genuine. Images made with charcoal and ocher.

Prehistoric cave paintings

The paintings of Lascaux

Lascaux caves are located in the south-west of France, decorated with spectacular and famous cave paintings. The age of some images is 17 000 years. The majority of cave paintings depict far from the entrance. The most famous image of the cave - the image bulls horses and deer. The largest rock painting in the world - a bull in the cave of Lascaux, whose length is 5.2 meters.

Prehistoric cave paintings