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Prehistoric Art

Prehistoric art is any form of creative endeavor that was made before writing and record-keeping began in ancient cultures. This is an important distinction from ancient art because, although the style might be similar, once writing and other technologies were discovered, it might have changed the purpose of art for mankind. The toughest part of analyzing any creative work is knowing why the artist painted it.
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Psalm Fine-Art Print
Psalm
33" x 24"
 
Price: $239.99
Sale: $119.99
Wild Red Horses And Bull Fine-Art Print
Wild Red Horses And Bull
10" x 8"
 
Price: $82.99
Sale: $41.49
Morning Star Fine-Art Print
Morning Star
32" x 22"
 
Price: $231.99
Sale: $115.99
Yellow Horse Fine-Art Print
Yellow Horse
 
24" x 19"
 
Price: $172.99
Sale: $86.49
Bear Medicine Fine-Art Print
Bear Medicine
8" x 10"
 
Price: $83.99
Sale: $41.99
Stonehenge, Winter Solstice Fine-Art Print
Stonehenge, Winter Solstice
 
22" x 14"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $151.99
Sale: $75.99
Playing Antelopes Fine-Art Print
Playing Antelopes
16" x 17"
 
Price: $138.99
Sale: $69.49
Stonehenge Fine-Art Print
Stonehenge
35" x 16"
 
Price: $239.99
Sale: $119.99
England, Wiltshire, Stonehenge Fine-Art Print
England, Wiltshire, Stonehenge
27" x 9"
 
Price: $181.99
Sale: $90.99
Stonehenge Fine-Art Print
Stonehenge
24" x 12"
 
Price: $161.99
Sale: $80.99
Stone Henge Reflections Wall Poster
Stone Henge Reflections
33" x 21"
 
Price: $213.99
Sale: $106.99
Ancient Family Fine-Art Print
Ancient Family
8" x 10"
 
Price: $82.99
Sale: $41.49
England, Wiltshire, Stonehenge Fine-Art Print
England, Wiltshire, Stonehenge
36" x 12"
 
Price: $235.99
Sale: $117.99
Woolly Mammoths in the prehistoric northern hemisphere Fine-Art Print
Woolly Mammoths in the prehistoric northern hemisphere
38" x 21"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $296.99
Sale: $148.49
A pair of Macrauchenia grazing in a prehistoric forest Fine-Art Print
A pair of Macrauchenia grazing in a prehistoric forest
34" x 19"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $282.99
Sale: $141.49
Old Temple In The Forest, Tikal, Guatemala Fine-Art Print
Old Temple In The Forest, Tikal, Guatemala
36" x 12"
 
Price: $235.99
Sale: $117.99
Macedonia Fine-Art Print
Macedonia
32" x 23"
 
Price: $302.99
Sale: $151.49
Nazca Lines Dog Fine-Art Print
Nazca Lines Dog
 
8" x 7"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $76.99
Sale: $38.49
Nazca Lines Symbol Fine-Art Print
Nazca Lines Symbol
 
9" x 6"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $75.99
Sale: $37.99
Nazca Lines Design Fine-Art Print
Nazca Lines Design
 
22" x 14"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $176.99
Sale: $88.49
Two Gigantoraptor dinosaurs in a prehistoric environment Fine-Art Print
Two Gigantoraptor dinosaurs in a prehistoric environment
30" x 22"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $277.99
Sale: $138.99
A group of Ichthyosaurs swimming in prehistoric waters Fine-Art Print
A group of Ichthyosaurs swimming in prehistoric waters
32" x 25"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $291.99
Sale: $145.99
Pteranodon dinosaurs in a prehistoric landscape Fine-Art Print
Pteranodon dinosaurs in a prehistoric landscape
35" x 23"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $294.99
Sale: $147.49
Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England Fine-Art Print
Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England
 
17" x 12"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $161.99
Sale: $80.99
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When it comes to the literal origin of art on Earth, the pictures are both human and alien in equal measure. Archaeologists, artists, and experts worldwide don't know who these people were how they felt, or why they felt the need to create the works people see in museums today. Because of this, it’s almost impossible to guess why they did what they did, aside from unproven assumptions and guesses.

The art itself is simple in execution, particularly the cave paintings that so commonly typify this category of art. However, despite their apparent simplicity when compared to modern works, prehistoric art displays a surprisingly intimate knowledge of whatever was depicted. Symbolism and realism are both evident in the many examples of prehistoric art. Detailed drawings of animals that were hunted or of hunting parties support the theory that creating art of a successful hunt or prey animal would give the hunter power. Perhaps because of that, the people are generally symbolic in form, with hand prints depicting each individual person.

However, the same quality that makes prehistoric art so enigmatic is also why people are fascinated by it. For them, having something that predates man's history is a truly amazing experience. The greatest mystery to mankind is our own origins and many collectors feel that having examples of prehistoric art in their home will give them a piece of the primordial puzzle, as well as remind them of how far we've come in a relatively short amount of time.
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