The Altamira cave paintings
Modern painters have been influenced by the Altamira cave paintings. After a visit, Pablo Picasso exclaimed "after Altamira, all is decadence". - Dopo Altamira, tutto è decadenza, esclamò Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, incantato dinanzi allo spettacolo delle pitture rupestri nella grotta spagnola di Altamira. Molti pittori sono stati influenzati dalle opere delle grotte di Altamira.
The Altamira caves are located near Santilliana del Mar in Cantabria, Northern Spain. These paintings remain the most exceptional evidence of Magdalénian culture (between c.16,500 and 14,000 years ago) in southern Europe. #art
Altamira Cave Paintings
Altamira Cave is 270 metres long and consists of a series of twisting passages and chambers. The main passage varies from two to six metres in height. Archaeological excavations in the cave floor found rich deposits of artefacts from the Upper Solutrean (ca 18 500 years ago) and Lower Magdalenean (between ca 16 500 and 14 000 years ago). Both periods belong to the Paleolithic or Old Stone Age. In the millennia between these two occupations, the cave was evidently inhabited only by wild…
Spain to reopen Altamira Caves despite risk of destroying prehistoric paintings
Spain's Altamira caves, which contain some of the world's best prehistoric paintings, are to be reopened to the public, despite warnings that human breath will destroy the 20,000-year-old paintings.
Arte del Paleolitico. L’uomo preistorico e le sue immagini - Storia ...... Controstoria
Arte del Paleolitico. Uomini dell'Età della pietra. Un universo denso di immagini e simboli, lontano dalla nostra storia e più che misterioso.