Rock Paintings: Primordial Graffiti

  • Laura Pesce


In the history of humanity it may have happened that art came first. Rock paintings in caves are an example. Primitive men imitated nature by observing their environment. Actually, I correct myself, they did not only observe and imitate nature, but they visually interpreted the outside world through representations of figures, animals, people, and also scenes of everyday life, such as hunting and gathering and even dancing. This early art can be seen in caves around the world. It seems to have smoothly led to or was already connected with activities of a “primitive” scientific character. 

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  • Laura Pesce
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  1. 1.Campiglia MarittimaItaly

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