Cave of Altamira, the art of our ancestors.

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The Altamira cave is the proof that the humankind’s had a creative spirit since the beginning of the time. You can find there all the essential features of art. All the artistic techniques like drawing, painting, engraving and the treatment of shape plus the use of the medium and three dimensionality  its there, at cave of Altamira.
Cave of Altmira

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The cave of Altamira is described by Henri Moore in 1934 like the Royal Academy of Rock Art. It is a source of inspiration for all artists. Here is what some of they says : ” Upon my first visit to Altamira, it struck me as like going back to the beginnings, it is the most fertile place”.
It is a privilege for the cave of Altamira to be the first place in the world where the existence of rock art from the Upper Palaeolithic age was identified.
Since then, the freshness of its pigments, its uniqueness and quality and the stunning conservation mean that its acceptance would be delayed by a quarter of century.
Cave of Altmira

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The cave art of our ancestors.

So it was a time when it was called a scientific anomaly. A discovery that that constituted a giant leap and not an incremental step. Since then, the phenomenon was difficult to understand for the society of the nineteenth century. It is fascinating to see the horses, deer’s, hands and bison’s that are painted or engraved on this cave 22.000 years ago. We should be proud of our ancestors.
The length of those representations is more than 270 meters through the cave. Therefore the most known between those paintings are the famous polychrome paintings. So they are in excellent condition even today and they are a challenge for science and heritage management. So it is the priority of the Museum of Altamira.
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