Artistic Representation – The processes of conceptualizing, visualizing, interpreting and creating…

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Goff James, Untitled, 2013

“Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal.”

Egon Schiele


Hand Print Painting, Leang Pettakere, C.35,000 BCE,

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“Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.”

Victor Pinchuk

Conceptualizing, visualizing, interpreting and creating through image making is primevally basic for art and the artistic process. Such images were created in the period before the invention of formal writing, and when human populations were migrating and expanding across the globe. The first human artistic representations, markings with ground red ochre, seem to have occurred about 100,000 B.C. in African Rock Art. This chronology may be more an artefact of the limitations of archaeological evidence than a true picture of when humans first used form to create art.

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Rock Art, Blombos Cave, South Africa, c.100,000-77,000 BCE

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“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”

Henry Ward Beecher


Cueva de las Manos, Perito Moreno, Argentina, c.13,000–9,000 BCE

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“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.”

Jackson Pollock


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