Archive for October, 2013
Art is a term that has grown to encompass innumerable creative processes and activities. Among these are the visual arts, performing arts, writing arts, and virtually anything creative. As such, painters, sculptors, photographers, actors, dancers, musicians, writers, filmmakers and other creative individuals each can be referred to as artists. Today, the meaning of the term “art” has expanded to the point that any “true” definition of art has become a topic for debate.
Human beings have been making art for nearly as long as they have been walking the earth. Archeologists have attributed the earliest artistic discoveries to the Paleolithic Age, and some works are believed to be 25,000 years old. Although the oldest known artistic renderings consisted of crude sculptures and cave paintings, such works have
Did you know humans, at least some form of humans, have been making art for tens of thousands of years? According to National Geographic, the oldest piece of art is a cave painting found in the El Castillo cave of northern Spain. These paintings, featuring hand-prints and dots, are thought to be 41,000 years old.
Our art has evolved over the last 40 millennia. Some of the most famous examples of our work include the “Great Wave off Kanagawa” from 19th century Japan, da Vinci’s 16th century “Mona Lisa”, and Michelangelo’s magnificent Sistine Chapel murals painted in the 1500’s. Even in the last six centuries our art has changed.
Consider computer graphic artists like Pixar, the surrealism of Salvador Dali, and the pop art of Andy Warhol. These things fascinate and excite us. Naturally, we want to f