What is the first thing that you see? This is the focal point. The focal point is what first draws your eye, something that stands out.
What animals do you see? Almost all of the paintings are of animals. It was not believed that animals were painted because they were hunted for food, but perhaps these people feared these animals, or the paintings of the animals gave them power of life or death, over animals, and that there was magic in the paintings which helped them to secure food, clothing, and tools.
Why do you think they painted a bull? What other animals do you think they painted? Hint — bison, horses, mammoths, and antelope.
What colors were used? Paints were made from grinding minerals to powder and then mixing them with liquids, such as egg whites. Colors used were very neutral, black, and an occasional red chalk.
Did the artists have art stores to buy their paints and brushes? No. The artists used stones as sketch pads and applied color with brushed made from frayed sticks, moss, and fur. They used a long flat bone for their palette.
Do you think it was easy to paint on bumpy rocks?
How do you think the artists may have made their paints?
What is a secret? The boys that found this cave and the paintings kept it a secret for six days before they told their teacher. Do you think you could keep a secret for six days or would you have told someone sooner?