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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 312 PHILOSOPHY OF ART

Ancient Aesthetics

FROM REAL CAVES TO ALLEGORICAL CAVES

“Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.”

—Plotinus

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Prehistoric people didn’t have it easy. Outside of Greece and prior to its glory days, the world was overwhelmingly mysterious and confusing. On page 10, you can learn about cave paintings that exhibit the ancient human’s desperation to make sense of a world that seemed infinite. Superstition and awe were the most natural responses for our planet’s earliest human inhabitants, and art’s ...

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