“How Was Shorthand Developed?”, English General Knowledge Essay, Paragraph and Speech for class 8, 9, 10 and 12 Class, Competitive Exam.

Where Were First Pictures Painted?

Many thousands of years ago men, women and children lived in caves. May be even before they drew pictures on the walls of these caves. The first artists on earth were these cavemen. On the wails of some ancient caves coloured drawings of animals are found which are believed to be done between 30,000 to 10,000 B.C. These caves are in France and Spain.

In Africa and Spain also some very old drawings were found. The cavemen also knew the way of Making colours to use for their 1paintings. These colours were rich and bright and were prepared by mixing earth ochres (iron oxide of different shades) and manganese with grease.

The mixture of powdered colour and grease such as animal fat, could be shaped into sticks like crayons. To use the liquid paint for paintings they must have used some kind of brush made from animal hair.

In India also, prehistoric caves have paintings showing hunters with barbed spears and animals.

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