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Photo Essays
Bhimbetka collection

The rock patterns and textures at Bhimbetka, are storytellers by themselves. They narrate a long tale of what was happening there in terms of geology, weather, arrival of humans and possibly many more things. The inhabitants at Bhimbetka rock shelters created their artistic expressions over a long period estimated from 30,000 B.C. to 5,000 B.C. In many instances, one can see artworks at the same place done over different periods in time. It is all about the textures and colours, playing with each other over millions of years. Humans made an imprint only about few thousand years ago. Forces of nature have created such wonderful colours and textures at Bhimbetka. Here it is the play of beige, lavender, copper and turquoise blue, with rock art in the form of human figures. While many rock surface at Bhimbetka do not have any rock art, the textures and the colours by themselves make a compelling visual.