Group Of Contemporary Artists Explore The Meaning Of Art For Earth's Early Men

November 24, 2014 2:23 PM

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Group Of Contemporary Artists Explore The Meaning Of Art For Earth's Early Men

Why did the earliest of early artists -- we're talking the Upper Paleolithic era here -- make art? Were they attempting to communicate through symbols or tell stories? Were they creating religious odes, self portraits, proto-pornography? Were they tripping out on hallucinogenic drugs?

We might never know for certain. But the question why make art? -- still a pressing issue for young artists today -- seems especially urgent when conjuring an image of a time when the alternatives to painting were hunting, building tools and fending for survival. It seems potentially romantic, or ju...

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