Cave Painting A Modern Interpretation
Digital Art - Digital Paint
An abstract painting reminiscent of a cave painting that can still be found in caves world wide. This painting reflects a faded painting of a man, flying on a bird, a symbol of ancient worship and wishes for good hunting.
Cave paintings are found on cave walls and ceilings, and especially refer to those of prehistoric origin. The earliest such art in Europe dates back to the Aurignacian period, approximately 40,000 years ago, and is found in the El Castillo cave in Cantabria, Spain. The oldest known cave art comes from the Cave of El Castillo in northern Spain, and may be more than 40,000 years old.This date coincides with the earliest known evidence for Homo sapiens in Europe. Because of their age, some scientists have conjectured that the paintings may have been made by Neanderthals.
In Australia, cave paintings have been found on the Arnhem Land plateau showing megafauna which are thought to have been extinct for over 40,000 years, making this site another candidate for oldest known painting; however, the proposed age is dependent on the estimate of the extinction of the species seemingly depicted. Another Australian site, Nawarla Gabarnmang, has charcoal drawings that have been radiocarbon-dated to 28,000 years, making it the oldest site in Australia and among the oldest in the world for which reliable date evidence has been obtained (Source Wikipedia).
Cave Paintings can be found world wide and on every continent. Located in Santa Barbara County, California (USA) are two locations, Burro Flats Painted Cave and Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park. They have excellent examples of Ancient paintings. These paintings were created by the Chumash Indian tribe that inhabited the region prior to European settlement. I lived near these caves and visited on numerous occasions. I found them fascinating.
January 1st, 2013
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