Cave Art : The First Paintings


Author: Vishakha Chanchani

9789350463833 | PB | pp. 40 | 2013 | Tulika Publishers

This book goes back in history to describe how the world’s first artists tried their hand at making art.

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How did art begin? Where did colour come from, before paints in tubes and bottles? Taking a long step back in history, this book explores how the world’s first artists may have tried their hand on the very first canvases — the walls of rocks and caves. Arising more from artistic imagination than archaeology, this story of art unfolds with photographs of the ancient paintings at the Bhimbetka Caves in Madhya Pradesh alongside creative reproductions of rock art.


Vishakha Chanchani




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About the Author

The author is an artistic explorer. With a Masters in illustration from MS University, Vadodara, she has written and illustrated several books for children, and been an art educator and workshop facilitator in Bengaluru for over 25 years. She has a small crafts unit called The Crafts Studio where she explores craft as a process, as a connection to the environment, and as a space that allows song, story, nature, material and adventure to unfold together.


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