PAINTINGS IN OCHRE
Ochre is a native pigment composed of a combination of fine clay with an iron oxide. It’s the oldest and the earliest known pigment in the world with a wide range of prehistoric uses such as cave paintings, rock art, pottery and human tattoos.
Ochre comes in different versions of red, yellow and black depending on the iron oxide (red) or haematite (yellow) content in the fine clay.
Ochre occurs in all parts of the world but the finest ones are mined in France.
Ochre is a colour that blends in. For this reason in our everyday world it can be seen most commonly in camouflage gear.