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Cave Paintings - Parietal Art of the Ancient World

Cave Art - What Archaeologists Have Learned

Parietal Art of the Ancient World

by K. Kris Hirst

Updated March 08, 2017

Cave art, also called parietal art or cave painting , is a general term referring to the decoration of the walls of rockshelters and caves throughout the world. The best-known sites are in the Upper Paleolithic (UP)of Europe, where polychrome (multi-colored) paintings made of...

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Art Styles from Realism to Abstract Painting - ThoughtCo

Part of the joy of painting in the 21st century is the range of available art styles. The late 19th and 20th centuries saw artists make huge leaps in painting styles. Many of these changes were influenced by technological advances, such as the invention of the metal paint tube and photography, as well as changes in social conventions, politics, and philosophy, along with major world events.


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