Painting before History
The prehistoric man had managed to express himself and his feelings in a particular way 30.000 years ago. The Homo- Sapiens-Sapiens started to create his own art in different shapes and events. This period was known as the Art Childhood
Painting before history was especially for distraction and entertainment. The pictures' subject was mainly animals which were the principal diet for the human being at that time. Painting for man expressed his desire to shoot animals and eat from their meat. Pictures were equally linked to religion because plenty of searches asserted that pictures' delivery in caves was linked to a particular religion.
The prehistoric age extends from the very appearance of the first old ruins to the first forms of writing. The age of this period is about 3 million years. The prehistoric period is a very long period in comparison with the historic one in which writing came into existence (3000 years BC) and goes on up to now ( no more than 5000 years). The prehistoric period is called the Stone Age because during that age man used to create his own things out from stones which were the first used, spread and well-known materials.
The prehistoric period can be divided into three major periods which were very different:
The Paleolithic period known as Old Stone Age
This age extended over 2 million years. During that period man had a particular mode of living which relied heavily on the continual movement from one place to another so that to provide himself with food, which nesseciated hunting or the gathering of fruits from the trees.
The Mesolithic period known as Middle Stone Age
During that period there was a heavy relying on painting and sculpture.
The Neolithic period known as New Stone Age
It appeared nearly about 8000 years BC. It extended over 5000 years which came before the birth of writing. It is also considered as the age of the revolutionistic change in which man moved from a continual movement to a good settlement in small groups. He also moved from gathering food to its production while focusing on animal breeding. Soon after this, man managed to have a good control over animals.
There was the production of many stone structures. The Neolithic period produced geometric stylisations, which were the first stylistic change in the history of art. Along with these three major periods, there were many changes: The domestication of animals, the development of agriculture, and the development of communities.