Art's Origins

The caves as Lascaux, 15,000 BCE.
"The belief that the first artworks are the highest and purest is warmed-over romanticism; with no less justification it could be claimed that the earliest artistic works are dull and impure in that they are not yet separated from magic, historical documentation, and such pragmatic aims as communicating over great distances by means of horn sounds" (Adorno, 2)

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