Hand Paintings and Symbols in Rock Art
The hand image would have been created in a variety of ways: the artist may have used the hand on the rock as a stencil, spraying paint from the mouth or charcoal powder through a reed; the outline of the hand may have been painted around by brush; or simply painting the hand and then placing it on the rock.What ever the method, and what ever the style of accompanying art, hand paintings are one of the most common elements of rock art.
The Chauvet Cave Paintings
By Charles Kessler The other day, I saw Werner Herzog’s new 3-D movie about the Chauvet cave paintings — Cave of Forgotten Dreams (now playing at IFC in New York). The Times reviewer doesn’t agree, but I thought it was a terrible movie: the 3-D effects will give you a headache (especially scenes shot in the cramped spaces of the cave), the music is an obnoxious distraction, there are too many irrelevant, sometimes silly, interruptions, and the movie is self-indulgent and heavy-handed —…
Gallery of Cave Art Paintings from the Chauvet Cave
A Gallery of Cave Paintings from the Chauvet Cave as part of the Bradshaw Foundation France Rock Art Archive. The Chauvet Cave is one of the most famous prehistoric rock art sites in the world.
20 Most Fascinating Prehistoric Cave Paintings - Oddee
Cave Paintings are paintings on cave walls and ceilings, usually dating to prehistoric times. The earliest known European cave paintings date to 32,000 years ago. Join us to discover the top twenty most fascinating prehistoric cave paintings.
Chauvet Cave Negative Red Hand Print with Dupuytren’s Contracture
This is the highest resolution I can find (or make). I’m still looking. If you have a better version or know of one, please let me know.// 1-2-13. I have a higher resolution. Two versions are…