** Pinturas del Paleolítico Superior en la cueva de Pech-merle, Dordoña, Francia (18.000-17.000 a.C.). Dibujo sobre roca-materiales naturales -1
Détail des mains peintes dans la grotte d'El Castillo (Crédit photo: Pedro Saura)
Panel de las manos, en la cueva de El Castillo (Cantabria). Una de las siluetas de una mano tiene al menos, años y un disco rojo, Son las pinturas rupestres más antiguas de Europa.
Were Neanderthals really artists?
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Spotted horses and negative hand imprints, wall painting in the cave at Pech-Merle, Lot, France, ca. 22,000 B.C. Approx 11' 2'' long.
Stone age cave painting of horses from Chauvet, France. The paintings there are the oldest known, carbon-dated to approximately 33,000 years ago, almost twice the age of the Lascaux cave paintings. The dates have been a matter of dispute but a study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000-32,000 BP.
Prehistoric cave paintings...humans must have art, a way to make sense of our surroundings, our emotions, and our understanding of ourselves.
Lascaux Cave Paintings on the Bradshaw Foundation website, which features more rock art than you can shake a pointy stick at.
Cave painting of deer at Lascaux, France
Dotted horses, with hands, from the cave at Pech Merle, France. Some date from the Gravettian culture (some 25,000 years BCE). But some of the paintings and engravings, however, may date from the later Magdalenian era (16,000 years BCE). (Scientists have now proven that the horses then were indeed dappled like this; it was not an artistic liberty. rw)