European Cave Paintings

Some 40,000 years ago, more recent cave dwellers in Europe painted walls with ochre(golden-yellow or light yellow brown), hematite (metallic gray to dark red), manganese oxide (pink-brown, black, dark red or dark green), and charcoal (black). 

These early painters even developed an airbrush technique; by blowing through hollow bones, they were able to achieve a finely grained distribution of pigment.


European Cave Paintings

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