for the Light Grey Art Lab Color Anthology show
I chose the color ochre.
Prehistoric painters used 'earth pigments', such as ochre, that were available in the vicinity. These pigments were very important because they would not fade with the changing environment. Men traveled far and wide to maintain their stock of these earth pigments. In fact, historians believe that the motive for all prehistoric mining was man’s need for ochre.
The prehistoric artists used this ochre pigment to create a variety of figurative and abstract images; they mostly depicted hunting scenes or arrangements of animals. Images of humans were rare and even then they were only human-like.