36,000 years ago someone painted the amazing art that is in Chauvet


36,000 years ago someone painted the amazing art that is in Chauvet Cave, France. Photo by @salvarezphoto (Stephen Alvarez) 36 millennia is an incomprehensible amount of time. Yet not only have the paintings been preserved they are still a moving testament to the lives and ideas of the painters. That art’s ability to communicate survives that gulf of time is an inspiration to me as a photographer. Of all the incredible things I have been able to do in my career as a National Geographic Photographer shooting the paintings in Chauvet was the most incredible. Its no wonder to me that Chauvet was listed as a world heritage site this year. Origins of Art is in the January @natgeo magazine, online now. #art #cave #chauvet @salvarezphoto
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