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Rock Art in the World

Dario Seglie (Editor)
Synopsis In course of his continuous effort through times and spaces to comprehend the surrounding mysteries man could have been able to prove his uniqueness in his life and thought. The artistic activities of men are, no doubt, the end product of diversified interactions of his mental consciousness, aesthetic sense, nature's bountiful expressions and the panorama of the world around him. Human revelation on the worldly as well as spiritual affairs found its activated and multifarious illustrations in the performance of art at the very initial stage of his existence which had its origin at the cradle of humanity -- the Homo Sapiens. Though the fundamental manifestation of culture reflected from the deliberate stone working for the processing of tools by some Presapiens in the remotest past yet the advent of Homo Sapiens brought that attainment in full bloomed condition. They were the specific human species who could put a significant mark in the entire culture history of mankind by dint of their eloquent endeavor to transform their surveillance into the animated and symbolic designs. The canvases used to depict such figurative appeals were very naturally the walls of the caves extensively used by these prehistoric people as their fortified shelters. Thus the rocks of the cave walls and ceilings were purposefully used both for paintings and engravings adopting various indigenous ways and means.
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Bibliographic information

Title Rock Art in the World
Author Dario Seglie
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788183873031
length 245 p., Figures; Maps; 25 cm.