Origins of Art


The history of art is not a linear progression from, to. 

The thread of this story, of the history of art, starts with ritual burial practices by Homo Naledi, Neanderthal, and many other humanities. These rituals envelop all our distinct developments: dance, song, language, body paint, and what we know as art all emerge from these structures along with oral stories and traditions making up the stories of origin that became myths and identity frameworks for various cultures.