Dating painting canvas
They may be the result of a basic need of expression that is innate to human beings, or they could have been for the transmission of practical information.
In Paleolithic times, the representation of humans in cave paintings was rare.
Japanese painting is one of the oldest and most highly refined of the Japanese arts, encompassing a wide variety of genre and styles.
The history of Japanese painting is a long history of synthesis and competition between native Japanese aesthetics and adaptation of imported ideas.
The most important work of the Mesolithic era were the marching warriors, a rock painting at Cingle de la Mola, Castellón, Spain dated to about 7000 to 4000 BC.
The technique used was probably spitting or blowing the pigments onto the rock.
If there is meaning to the paintings, it remains unknown.
It represents a continuous, though periodically disrupted, tradition from Antiquity.Developments in Eastern painting historically parallel those in Western painting, in general, a few centuries earlier.Initially serving utilitarian purpose, followed by imperial, private, civic, and religious patronage, Eastern and Western painting later found audiences in the aristocracy and the middle class.The earliest paintings were not representational but ornamental; they consisted of patterns or designs rather than pictures.Early pottery was painted with spirals, zigzags, dots, or animals.