Cave art


Pictorial paintings, drawings and carvings from the Stone Age and first found in the Altamira Caves in Spain in 1879, the best-known cave art is at Lascaux in France. It is believed that the designs have religious or magical significance and were usually done with charcoal or natural pigments mixed with fats. Source: Kimberley Reynolds & Richard Seddon, "Illustrated Dictionary of Art Terms"