Topic lesson 3: Cave Paintings
Many cave paintings have been found linked back to the Stone Age.
Most cave paintings were of animals or hunters.
A cave could be full of many paintings by many different painters.
They used natural colours from mineral pigments.
Some of the most impressive cave paintings have only been found in the last 100 years. There could be more out there we don’t know about!
One particularly interesting style is the hand stencils: impressions left by blowing paint around the hand:
Cuevas De Las Manos
(Cave of the Hands) in Argentina
I wonder if you could have a go at producing your own hand stencil? You can use watered down paint on a sponge or through a spray bottle. Can you get other members of your family involved, too?!