Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Aesthetic BrainHow We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Anjan Chatterjee, MD

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199811809

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811809.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 September 2018

The roots of art

The roots of art

Chapter:
(p.150) Chapter 6 The roots of art
Source:
The Aesthetic Brain
Author(s):

Anjan Chatterjee

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811809.003.0022

Perhaps journeying back to the origins of art, we might find art in a pristine form. Philosophers point out difficulties in defining art, and critics and historians point out difficulties in interpreting art. The Pleistocene, the period between 1.8 million years to 10,000 years ago, is when we find traces of early art. Perhaps examining ancient art, including ornaments and their decoration and geometry, will give us insight into both art and aesthetic experiences at their very inception.

Keywords:   origins, Pleistocene, art, ornaments, decoration, geometry

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .