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HISTORY OF PAINTINGThe oldest known paintings are approximately 40,000 years old. Jos Luis Sanchidrin, believes the paintings are more likely to have been painted by Neanderthals than early modern humans.The Grotte Chauvet in France is claimed by some historians to be about 32,000 years old. They are engraved and painted using red ochre and black pigment and show horses, rhinoceros, lions, buffalo, mammoth or humans often hunting. There are examples of cave paintings all over the worldin France, India, Spain, Portugal, China, Australia etcPrehistoric men may have painted animals to "catch" their soul or spirit in order to hunt them more easily or the paintings may represent an animistic vision and homage to surrounding nature, or they may be the result of a basic need of expression that is innate to human beings, or they could have been for the transmission of practical information.

Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. The earliest paintings were not representational but ornamental; they consisted of patterns or designs rather than pictures.

Japanese painting is one of the oldest and most highly refined of the Japanese arts, encompassing a wide variety of genre and styles. The history of Japanese painting is a long history of synthesis and competition between native Japanese aesthetics and adaptation of imported ideas.The history of Korean painting is dated to approximately 108 C.E., when it first appears as an independent form. Between that time and the paintings and frescoes that appear on the Goryeo dynasty tombs, there has been little research.

Indian paintings historically revolved around the religious deities and kings. Indian art is a collective term for several different schools of art that existed in the Indian subcontinent. The paintings varied from large frescoes of Ajanta to the intricate Mughal miniature paintings to the metal embellished works from the Tanjore school.

. Egyptian painting has close connection with its written language called Egyptian hieroglyphs. Painted symbols are found amongst the first forms of written language. The Egyptians also painted on linen, remnants of which survive today. Ancient Egyptian paintings survived due to the extremely dry climate.

Ancient Egypt,The Goddess Isis, wall paintingAncient Egypt, papyrusThe Renaissance is said by many to be the golden age of painting. Roughly spanning the 14th through the mid-17th century.In Italy artists took painting to a higher level through the use of perspective, the study of human anatomy and proportion, and through their development of an unprecedented refinement in drawing and painting techniques.

Filipino painting as a whole can be seen as an amalgamation of many cultural influences, though it tends to be more Western in its current form with Eastern roots.Early Filipino painting can be found in red slip (clay mixed with water) designs embellished on the ritual pottery of the Philippines such as the acclaimed Manunggul Jar.

Further evidences of painting are manifested in the tattoo tradition of early Filipinos, whom the Portuguese explorer referred to as Pintados or the 'Painted People' of the Visayas. Various designs referencing flora and fauna with heavenly bodies decorate their bodies in various colored pigmentationFilipinos began creating paintings in the European tradition during the 17th-century Spanish period. The earliest of these paintings were Church frescoes, religious imagery from Biblical sources, as well as engravings, sculptures and lithographs featuring Christian icons and European nobility.

The Death of Cleopatra by Juan Luna1881

Juan Luna Spoliarium

Antipolo by Fernando Amorsolo, depicting Filipinos celebrating a town fiesta.

The Blood Compact by Juan Luna

Las Virgenes Cristianas Expuestas Al Populacho (The Christian Virgins Being Exposed to the Populace) by Felix Ressureccion Hidalgo 1884

La Barca de Aqueronte by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo 1887

Self portrait by Flix Resurreccin Hidalgo

La Marina by Flix Resurreccin Hidalgo

Fabian de la Rosa, A remembrance of the Villa Borghese


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