Engravings confirm ancient birth of painting technique

Daily Mail - Science & tech 

The ancient origins of a technique used by several famous Romantic-era painters have been found among a bumper haul of ancient engravings. A treasure trove of 16 engraved limestone blocks crafted 38,000 years ago confirms the ancient origins of'pointillist techniques'. These techniques were later adopted by 19th and 20th-century artists such as Georges Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh, Camille Pissarro, and Roy Lichtenstein. A treasure trove of 16 engraved limestone blocks created 38,000 years ago confirms the ancient origins of'pointillist techniques'. Pointillism is a painting technique in which small dots are used to create the illusion of a larger image.