World’s Oldest Art Is A Spray-Painted Stencil

October 9, 2014 | Marina Galperina

Cave painting on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi are even older than previously thought — at least 39,900 years old, according to a paper just published in the journal NatureDescribed as “proto-graffiti,” the renderings were created by blowing or spraying colored clay over objects to create defined contours.

It features “stencil-like outlines of human hands and stick-legged animals” are much crisper and almost “stroke-like,” compared to the fingerpaint-esque cave paintings of their European contemporaries. And when we say contemporaries, we mean at least 2,000 later. Damn. (Image: NBC)