The History and Traditions of Art

The History of Art

Learning Art

Before the written word recorded the deeds of mankind, art was the way ancient men shared their lives and the events that encompassed them. They used whatever mediums were available in the natural world, and these included painting on cave walls, weaving intricate designs in fabric and decorating pottery and ceramic vessels that were used in everyday life. All of these mediums were easily available to ancient man, but few of them have survived to be part of the modern world.

While primitive art may not always be admired by many, the idea behind creating the art is still valid in today’s world. Any artist, working in any medium, is attempting to convey a message that will be shared by others. This is the basic reason for creating art, and successful artists are those who manage to impress their message on many people and keep their art alive through generations of men.