What is prehistoric art

Some of these cave dwellers -the Cromagnons – were talented artists. They decorated stone and bone implements a fisher, trapper, and hunter of with engravings, modeled figures in clay, made stone and ivory statuettes, and covered the walls of their caves with a variety of paintings in red, yellow, brown, and other
vivid colors.

The subjects are generally animals, though a few representations of the human form have also been found. The best Paleolithic pictures are remarkably lifelike, far surpassing the efforts of modern savages. The men who made them were evidently close observers of animal life.