Chauvet Cave paintings discovered 1994 Paleolithic 40,000-10,000 BCE Google Image Result for http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Vk5mK4qKV6w/TdsLPLkuYYI/AAAAAAAABFY/ejmM_oXBxZc/s640/634x375chauvet-cave-rhino-painting_2351.jpg
Chauvet Cave Paintings Gallery Discovered on December 18, 1994, it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites. A study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000–32,000 years ago.
A 30,000 year old hand print from Chauvet Cave in France. They think the artist put red ochre "paint" in her mouth, placed her hand on the rock, then spat it out in a spray to create this negative image. Most of the handprints seem to be from an adolescent or possibly a female.
Cave Paintings of Chauvet - lions In a dark cave, using oil lamps, the images appear to move as the light plays over them. They are not seen all at once, as in this photo, but revealed slowly by the lamp.
Chauvet Cave in France, containing the oldest known cave art to date. The cave was rediscovered in 1995, quite by accident. The entrance to the cave was concealed by a rock slide that took place approximately 20,000 years ago protecting the ancient drawings from weather and other damaging influences. A beautifully drawn, anamorphous chimera, Bison-Woman hides on the back side of a stalagmite in the caves’ deepest recesses.