The Cave Art Paintings of the Chauvet Cave

These four horses occupy a small recess in the Chauvet Cave. They bare similar artistic attributes. The artist used fingers to mix and spread a charcoal paste and applied it in order to emphasize the main outlines and give relief and shading to the heads. Notice another figure drawn subsequently, that of a large lion drawn facing to the right [its hindquarters and tail are clearly visible], but without interrupting the lines of the earlier horses [except the lower horse].
Charcoal Drawing on Rock
Size (Length)
Large Horse (right) 89cm (high)
Cave Location
Panel of the Horses
Age / Period
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Chauvet Cave Gallery Index
Chauvet Cave Paintings Gallery
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