The Origin of Art and Painting
Editions Le Mono
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The Origin of Art and Painting

Editions Le Mono

"The first works of art, particularly the first efforts at drawing, date from
prehistoric times. In France they are found in caverns by the side of the
fossil remains of animals now extinct, like the mammoth, or which have
abandoned those regions, like the reindeer, in the shape of drawings engraved
with flint points as decorations of articles of reindeer horn, such as dagger
handles and clubs. Drawings have also been observed on tablets of stone, horn,
or ivory derived from mammoth's teeth..."
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