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History of Wall Art Part One - Cave Paintings

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Wall art has always been a brilliant way of giving personal artistic expression to reflect ones interests, hobbies, everyday life and culture.

Wall art’s earliest beginnings can be traced to prehistoric cave paintings. These have been discovered in many parts of the world.

Cave paintings, mostly in animal forms, have been found in the Anjanta caves in India, The Apollo caves in Namibia, Native American rock art in Nevada, Water Mountain paintings in the Sahara, Aboriginal art in Australia and the natives of Norway. However, the most spectacular cave paintings are at Lascaux in southern France and ancient drawings of bison at Altimira in northern Spain.

But why did primeval man (or woman) paint these images? Was it a need to be creative, or did these paintings have a religious meaning. Some scholars believe that primitive man went into caves to talk to the gods and the paintings were either a wish list, a sort of symbolic prays, or visions the gods sent them. Another theory is that these paintings could be an early form of personal publicity or boasting. One hunter showing the rest of the tribe or group which animals he had slaughtered.

We will never know for sure, but archeologists all agree that cave paintings demonstrate early humans' capacity to give meaning to their surroundings and communicate with others.

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