Colours and shades used for rock art:
- They used various colours, including white, yellow, orange, red ochre, purple, brown, green, and black, but their favourites were white and red.
- These people made their paints by grinding a variety of coloured rocks.
- Haematite turned them red (Geru in India).
- Chalcedony, a green-coloured rock, was used to make this green.
- Limestone was most likely the source of white. When combining rock powder with water, sticky substances such as animal fat, gum, or tree resin can be used. Plant fibre brushes were used.
- The chemical reaction of oxide present on rocks surface is thought to have held these colours for thousands of years.
Majorly dominant scene:
- Social life of people.
- The flora, fauna, human, mythical creatures, carts, chariots etc., can be seen.
- A new painting is often painted on top of an older painting at rock art sites.
- Nearly \(20\) layers of paintings are visible in Bhimbetka, one on top of the other.
- It depicts the human being's gradual evolution from one period to the next.
- Use of many geometrical patterns.