The Cave Art Paintings of the Chauvet Cave

This is a cave painting located near the Chauvet Cave entrance composed of a cluster of large dots, which may represent a mammoth. It is perhaps one of the earliest examples of pointillism. The scientists discovered that the dots were created by covering the palm of the right hand with wet red paint and applying the hand to the wall. The consistency of the dots suggests that the painting was created by one person. The artist would have had an image in his or her mind before beginning the piece. In other words, it appears not to be a random composition.
Red pigment
Size (Length)
Central Bear 120cm
Cave Location
Recess of the Bears
Age / Period
Chauvet Cave Paintings Gallery
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Chauvet Cave Gallery Index
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