Annotation: Rock Painting


Image By HTO (Own work (own photo)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

I was a bit anxious about this exercise before getting into it, I thought “what is there to write about a cave painting?” However when I looked at more (and larger) images online, I found more to comment on. I began to see just how sophisticated the images were. Before starting this course I would probably have rather dismissed such art as child-like drawing – now I can see it is much, much more than that.

As I researched the drawings in the Chauvet cave more I began to realise the implications of this find. They do really challenge our presumptions about prehistoric or primitive art. Given the rudimentary materials available at the time, the level of artistry and of artistic achievement is quite remarkable.

My annotation can be found here, photos have been removed for copyright purposes: Rock Painting no photos