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Rock Painting Collection

"Exploring the Ancient Art of Rock Painting

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Cave painting, Lascaux, Aquitaine, France

Cave painting, Lascaux, Aquitaine, France

Background imageRock Painting Collection: The famous White Lady rock painting in Maack s

The famous White Lady rock painting in Maack s
The famous White Lady rock painting in Maacks Shelter at The Brandberg. The Brandberg, or Fire Mountain, is Namibias highest mountain east of the Namib Desert

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Dancing figures at Nourlangie Rock, aboriginal shelter and rock art site in Kakadu National Park

Dancing figures at Nourlangie Rock, aboriginal shelter and rock art site in Kakadu National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Northern Territory, Australia, Pacific

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Rock painting of the San, Bushmen, Ladybrand, Free State, South Africa, Africa

Rock painting of the San, Bushmen, Ladybrand, Free State, South Africa, Africa

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Cave painting: Kondusi stick dance, Tanzania

Cave painting: Kondusi stick dance, Tanzania
Kondusi stick dance. Reproduction of an African painting depicting the Kondusi stick dance. The stylized figures wielding sticks wear bushy head- dresses or hair-styles

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Sacred rock paintings on cliff depicting Dogon customs and stories in Songo

Sacred rock paintings on cliff depicting Dogon customs and stories in Songo, Dogon Country, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mali, West Africa, Africa

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Rock paintings approx. 4000 years old, Tsodilo Hills, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Rock paintings approx. 4000 years old, Tsodilo Hills, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Botswana, Africa

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Namondjok in centre, who ate his clan sister, Namarrgon on right the Lightning Man

Namondjok in centre, who ate his clan sister, Namarrgon on right the Lightning Man and Barrginj his wife below left, supernatural ancestors at the rock art site, Nourlangie Rock

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Rock painting by San bushmen in Drakensberg Royal Natal NP, South Africa

Rock painting by San bushmen in Drakensberg Royal Natal NP, South Africa

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Cave painting of a boar, artwork

Cave painting of a boar, artwork
Cave painting of a boar. Artwork of a cave painting found on the roof of the Altamira Cave in northern Spain, which was inhabited during the the Upper Palaeolithic period

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Petroglyph dating from the Bronze Age, San Xurxo, Cotobade, Spain, 2000 BC (petroglyph)

Petroglyph dating from the Bronze Age, San Xurxo, Cotobade, Spain, 2000 BC (petroglyph)
AIS5355998 Petroglyph dating from the Bronze Age, San Xurxo, Cotobade, Spain, 2000 BC (petroglyph); © Iberfoto

Background imageRock Painting Collection: The Linton panel, San, South Africa, possibly 18th or 19th century (detail of men and animals)

The Linton panel, San, South Africa, possibly 18th or 19th century (detail of men and animals) (stone)
HSC104298 The Linton panel, San, South Africa, possibly 18th or 19th century (detail of men and animals) (stone, ochre and other pigments); South African Museum, Cape Town

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Representation of a chariot pulled by an ox. Cave painting, around 1500 BC

Representation of a chariot pulled by an ox. Cave painting, around 1500 BC, Tadrart Acacus cave (Libya)
AIS5378773 Representation of a chariot pulled by an ox. Cave painting, around 1500 BC, Tadrart Acacus cave (Libya); © Iberfoto

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Copies after San rock-paintings of an ox, a baboon, and a man, 1777. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon

Copies after San rock-paintings of an ox, a baboon, and a man, 1777. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Copies after San rock-paintings of an ox, a baboon, and a man, 1777

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Copies after San rock-paintings of two animals, 1777. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon

Copies after San rock-paintings of two animals, 1777. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Copies after San rock-paintings of two animals, 1777

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Copies of San rock paintings depicting creatures, 1777. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon

Copies of San rock paintings depicting creatures, 1777. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Copies of San rock paintings depicting creatures, 1777

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Acoma, New Mexico area views, between 1899 and 1928. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Acoma, New Mexico area views, between 1899 and 1928. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Acoma, New Mexico area views, between 1899 and 1928

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Petroglyphs, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol

Petroglyphs, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol
Petroglyphs, 1935/1942

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Petroglyph Design, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol

Petroglyph Design, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol
Petroglyph Design, 1935/1942

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Petroglyph Design, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol

Petroglyph Design, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol
Petroglyph Design, 1935/1942

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Petroglyph Design, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol

Petroglyph Design, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol
Petroglyph Design, 1935/1942

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Petroglyph, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol

Petroglyph, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol
Petroglyph, 1935/1942

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Petroglyph, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol

Petroglyph, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol
Petroglyph, 1935/1942

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Petroglyph - Human Figures, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol

Petroglyph - Human Figures, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol
Petroglyph - Human Figures, 1935/1942

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Petroglyph - Human Figures, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol

Petroglyph - Human Figures, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol
Petroglyph - Human Figures, 1935/1942

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Petroglyph, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol

Petroglyph, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol
Petroglyph, 1935/1942

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Petroglyph, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol

Petroglyph, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol
Petroglyph, 1935/1942

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Petroglyph - Human Figures, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol

Petroglyph - Human Figures, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol
Petroglyph - Human Figures, 1935/1942

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Petroglyph - Human Figures, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol

Petroglyph - Human Figures, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol
Petroglyph - Human Figures, 1935/1942

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Petroglyph Design, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol

Petroglyph Design, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol
Petroglyph Design, 1935/1942

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Petroglyph - Human Figures, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol

Petroglyph - Human Figures, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol
Petroglyph - Human Figures, 1935/1942

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Petroglyph, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol

Petroglyph, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol
Petroglyph, 1935/1942

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Petroglyph - Signs, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol

Petroglyph - Signs, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol
Petroglyph - Signs, 1935/1942

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Petroglyphs, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol

Petroglyphs, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol
Petroglyphs, 1935/1942

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Petroglyphs - Human Figures, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol

Petroglyphs - Human Figures, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol
Petroglyphs - Human Figures, 1935/1942

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Petroglyph, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol

Petroglyph, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol
Petroglyph, 1935/1942

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Petroglyph, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol

Petroglyph, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol
Petroglyph, 1935/1942

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Petroglyph - Human Figures, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol

Petroglyph - Human Figures, 1935/1942. Creator: Lala Eve Rivol
Petroglyph - Human Figures, 1935/1942

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Mesolithic Rock Art: Deer and Goats (8000-7000 BC), Spain, Bicorp

Mesolithic Rock Art: Deer and Goats (8000-7000 BC), Spain, Bicorp
AIS5375503 Mesolithic Rock Art: Deer and Goats (8000-7000 BC), Spain, Bicorp, La Arana Cave (painting) by Prehistoric; (add.info.: Mesolithic Rock Art: Deer and Goats (8000-7000 BC). Spain, Bicorp

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Rock Paintings, Wadi Rum, Jordan, Middle East

Rock Paintings, Wadi Rum, Jordan, Middle East

Background imageRock Painting Collection: 5378582

5378582
AIS5378582 by Prehistoric; © Iberfoto

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Marine figure, Palaeolithic Period (c. 40000-12000 BC) (photo)

Marine figure, Palaeolithic Period (c. 40000-12000 BC) (photo)
IND95164 Marine figure, Palaeolithic Period (c.40000-12000 BC) (photo) by Paleolithic; Cueva de la Pileta, Benaojan, Spain; Index Fototeca

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Figure of a pregnant mare with parallel line markings, Palaeolithic Period (c)

Figure of a pregnant mare with parallel line markings, Palaeolithic Period (c. 40000-12000 BC) (photo)
IND95165 Figure of a pregnant mare with parallel line markings, Palaeolithic Period (c.40000-12000 BC) (photo) by Paleolithic; Cueva de la Pileta, Benaojan, Spain; Index Fototeca

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Hand stencil, from upper section of the Spotted Horse Panel, Late Upper Palaeolithic Period

Hand stencil, from upper section of the Spotted Horse Panel, Late Upper Palaeolithic Period, Solutrean culture, c
IND95160 Hand stencil, from upper section of the Spotted Horse Panel, Late Upper Palaeolithic Period, Solutrean culture, c.22000-18000 BC (photo) by Paleolithic; Grotte de Pech Merle, Lot

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Human figures with bows, Cueva del Civil, Tirig, Barranc de la Valltorta, Valencia

Human figures with bows, Cueva del Civil, Tirig, Barranc de la Valltorta, Valencia
AIS5375580 Human figures with bows, Cueva del Civil, Tirig, Barranc de la Valltorta, Valencia, Spain (painting) by Prehistoric; eIberfoto; out of copyright

Background imageRock Painting Collection: Cave of Hands (Cueva de las Manos), Santa Cruz, Argentina, Neolithic period (fresco)

Cave of Hands (Cueva de las Manos), Santa Cruz, Argentina, Neolithic period (fresco)
AIS5337351 Cave of Hands (Cueva de las Manos), Santa Cruz, Argentina, Neolithic period (fresco) by Prehistoric; Cueva de las Manos, RAio Pinturas, Santa Cruz

Background imageRock Painting Collection: A running goat, Mesolithic period, Spain, Remigia cave, Barranco de la Gasulla

A running goat, Mesolithic period, Spain, Remigia cave, Barranco de la Gasulla
AIS5375575 A running goat, Mesolithic period, Spain, Remigia cave, Barranco de la Gasulla, Ares del Maestre (painting) by Prehistoric; eIberfoto; out of copyright



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"Exploring the Ancient Art of Rock Painting: From Cave Paintings in France to Aboriginal Art in Australia" Rock painting has been a form of artistic expression for thousands of years, with evidence dating back to prehistoric times. One of the earliest examples can be found in Lascaux, Aquitaine, France, where cave paintings depict animals and hunting scenes. Moving across continents, we discover the famous White Lady rock painting in Maack's. This intricate artwork showcases the skill and creativity of ancient civilizations. In Kakadu National Park, Australia, dancing figures at Nourlangie Rock tell stories through their vibrant colors and graceful movements. These aboriginal shelter paintings provide a glimpse into their rich cultural heritage. Traveling further south to Ladybrand, Free State in South Africa brings us face-to-face with rock paintings created by the San Bushmen. Their art captures their deep connection with nature and reflects their way of life. Tanzania takes us on a journey through time as we encounter cave paintings depicting Kondusi stick dance rituals. These captivating images offer insights into ancient traditions that have stood the test of time. Venturing westward to Songo reveals sacred rock paintings on cliffs showcasing Dogon customs and stories. The intricate details bring these tales to life while honoring centuries-old traditions. Tsodilo Hills holds another treasure - rock paintings approximately 4000 years old. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it serves as a testament to human creativity throughout history. In Drakensberg Royal Natal National Park in South Africa stands an awe-inspiring rock painting by San Bushmen. Their depiction portrays Namondjok devouring his clan sister while Namarrgon watches over them as Lightning Man - an intriguing narrative frozen in time. From boars depicted on cave walls as artwork to Karowrieng rock paintings nestled within Chi-Chi Gorge in Guyana's Upper Mazaruni District; each stroke tells its own story, connecting us to the ancient civilizations that once thrived there.