The prehistoric rock painting
L ’ man left artistic works of great interest especially in the Paleolithic era.
The cave paintings that they let the men of the Paleolithic era clearly show their great spirit of ’ observation. Evidently were capable of representing reality around them and their distinguished.
The paintings and engravings, generally tracks on the walls of caves or on rocks represent everyday scenes. The stalking or mammoth, or more generally to other animals such as horses and Buffalo were the main subjects. More rarely survive human footprints or geometric signs, Perhaps with religious background.
An obvious characteristic of these paintings is the realism with which they were made. The figures were always represented in profile and had fairly large size.
The fact to paint animals or hunting scenes allowed him to produce several hypotheses by scholars, According to some possessed a meaning mercy seat, others were related to rites or witnessed events which have already occurred.
The testimonies of ’ Neolithic age clearly show stylized figure, expressing a more advanced culture. L ’ Neolithic man was sedentary, He had learned, with time, to breed animals and to cultivate the land. This advancement produced a clear distinction in ’ rock art: Paint was no longer a rite, It became instead a way to communicate.
The prehistoric rock painting and more specifically in the Neolithic was more schematic and then next to the animals were represented men with their gear and their homes.
Currently the richest heritage of rock art is found in Valcamonica, which houses approximately 300000 rock engravings. These works were performed by the Camunni in the ’ arc 8000 years.
In France, at Lascaux, were discovered by accident, by two guys of cave paintings 18-15000 years ago, Thus in the period in which the ’ man was still nomadic.
The caves served as refuge and as a place of meeting for the ’ implementation of ceremonies and rituals.