Lascaux. 17,300 years old. Ralph Morse. Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images "I was amazed at how the colors held up after thousands and thousands of years -- like they were just painted the day before! Most people don't realize how huge some of the paintings are. There are pictures of animals there that are 10-15 ft long, and more. [The horse is] the first example anywhere of drawing in modern perspective. Regard the turn of the head, placing of ears, and shading to suggest three dimensions."
Lascaux Steer | Ralph Morse—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images - "We were there, in the village of Montignac, for at least a week, maybe two" Morse says, chuckling at the memory of his time in the Dordogne more than 60 years ago.