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January 22, 2019 at 10:08 pm #5987
I believe that prehistoric imagery is abstract to present day people. But as for prehistoric imagery being abstract in its creation, I do not believe so. First we don’t know if the individual’s intentions were to paint the piece to be abstract. “The Man and Woman of Cernavoda’ is a great example. Without the knowledge of the creator, we do not know if it’s meant to be perceived that way. Art has become complex over time, but the meaning put into art has always stayed the same. Whether it’s meant to share a depiction, story, culture, creativity, or emotion.