Rhinoceroses.  Chauvet Cave: Ardeche region, France, ca. 32,000-30,000 BC.  Ochre and charcoal.

        This detail of prehistoric rhinoceroses is part of a naturalistically painted scene that includes lions, bison, and a mammoth moving across a huge cave wall. The overlapping of figures creates a sense of depth, and the repetition of shapes and bold lines, as seen in the rhino horns, makes the work dynamic.

For a virtual tour and numerous photographs of the Chauvet Cave, visit the following site:

http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/arcnat/chauvet/en/index.html