Art

Throughout Paleolithic, Egyptian and Greek Ages
Animals have a huge influence in art throughout history and have
been represented in many ways. Some representations have been very
realistic with much detail while other depictions seem to tell a myth
with their sketchy pictures. Various forms of art have conveyed ideas
and concepts of animal's behavior and their importance to the culture
from generation to generation. Animal artwork has been used as a tool
make the connection between various cultures and time periods. It is
also depicts historical and symbolic meanings. Many cultures have
claimed there is a link between animals and supernatural forces which
has control over the natural world and the destiny of the human
population. In some cases they were thought of as agents to the great
Cave paintings are the earliest known example of human art
dating 40,000 to 8,000 BCE. The paintings mainly feature the various
animals running, eating, or sleeping. Some contain a few humans,
geometrical shapes and some hand prints. The artists used permanent
surfaces like ceilings, floors, rocks, and caves as their canvas.
Pigments of black, yellow, red, and brown were utilized to display the
various animals. The painters gathered a great deal of information
finding food, and which foods were safe to eat or not, by closely
observing the animals. The valuable information was passed to others
through the details of his artwork. The construction of the figures are
sporadic over uneven surfaces and small confined areas in the caves.
Paintings in this postion would have been difficult to view, and may
be simple decorations, but possess a special or spiritual purpose.
Researchers, "took what they thought were the most important features
the content of Paleolithic art (the animals, the arrows) and stressing
the locality of the art (deep done in caves far from habitat…