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Paleolithic Cave Paintings Periods when early hunters and food gatheres moved into caves came an explosion of artistic expression Early man developed a sense for the need to record aspects of his life on walls in the security of his own surroundingsThese times offered great opportunities for one to derive a complex set of styles in which he was able to relate his life the influencial factors upon which affected his behaviour on cave walls Brought about through long periods of trial and error one in particular Paleolithic art for drawing an artist used chunks of yellow and red ocher For painting these ochers were ground into powders that they blew onto the walls or mixed with some medium such as animal fat before applying trans lating that they did hunt A large flat stone served as a palette brushes may have been used from reeds or bristles and the hollowness of reeds or bones may have been used to trace outlines of figures and to put pigments on out off reach surfaces The artist used stone scrapers to smoothen walls and sharp flint points for engraving and this showed off his incredible logic of mechanical reasoning In some cases recesses cut into the rock walls seven or more feet above the floor must have held joists for a scaffolding that could support a platform made of saplings lashed together This permitted the painters access to the upper surfaces of the caves where they could occupy thems elves for hours if necessary remains of meals indicated that they could make them without having to descend agin showing the significance of their work Questions like what should be my subject and How shall I represent it arose In the case of paliothelic art it was bison mammoth ibex and horse among the most common as these were some of the most influencial factors concerning their survival during such harsh conditions giving
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