The Birth of Art
The birth of art can help us a sense of ” what is in it for us as human?”. In caves in southern France, Spain or Morocco, early humans who lived about 60,000 -10,000 years ago left scars on the walls of the caves that to modern humans was very beautiful. Amazing. There are scratches, palms, paintings, and sculptures. The scratches suggest that they are sensitive to shape and color and purpose.
Art give us sense of meaning of life. It is also element of Ikigai in japanese culture.
Why did they make such a thing? There is a theory that they do such things because they want to draw the animal that usually they hunt, they feel they will be better able to conquer the animals.
They make the works, not for an exhibition like modern people. According to a theory, they are fascinated by the beauty of nature and then express it in the form of paintings.
How do we know? We know by searching for primitive people who are still alive today, and lifestyle like them. They are close to nature. Also by studying the reaction of children up to the age of ten years. Also in our hearts are still living feelings, ancient dreams.
The universe is amazing, thrilling and sometimes frightening. Then by naming, nature becomes no longer scary. For example, there is a strange sound, we do not know what it is. We are confused, afraid, and heart pounding. Once we identify, we become no longer afraid.
They identify the animals. After identification the animal, they are not confusing. They do not think that strange object is like a ghost. That is important art for us. The birth of art gives us understanding important of art for us.
Early humans knew and explored the world and its surroundings, then gave it a name, drawing it so that it was understood, and there was another terrifying element of the world. In ancient times, new humans used sounds and sounds. They use oral language. Writing language came later.
The next question about art is, why art creation is different than original nature that we can see by our sense? That is a question.