Author: Vishakha Chanchani
Illustrator: Vishakha Chanchani
Publisher: Tulika Books
Book: Cave Art - The First Paintings
Written and Illustrated by Vishakha Chanchani
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.
We make our own Cave Art paintings using Earth Paints!
Bonus Activities Include:
1. Dinosaurs Fossils Found in India
2. Make your own Dinosaur Fossil
3. Grow a Stalactite
4. Reconstruct the ancient super-continent of Gondwana
"Absolutely fascinating - we loved traveling back in and reading about Bimbetka caves. We also loved recreating the rock art form. Really engaged all my dauhgter's senses."
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