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Re: How is Rock Art aged?
Dec 17, 2012, 13:26
Harryshill wrote:
That's interesting. I know it's called Rock Art, but I just though of that as a title rather than a possible fact (If you know what I mean). If the creator is using the stone in that manner it does suggest the motives are more artistic than practical.

The term "rock art " is problematical , the concept of art being a modern one etc . but it's unlikely to go away now , the alternatives are too clumsy .
I find it visually very appealing , in that I prefer it to any other production usually referred to as "art" .

It's possible to be artistic and practical e.g. , design , signage , etc . arguably that is what is found in RA although in different ratios depending on the example . Maybe in extreme cases the artistic may also prove to be the most effective practically such as apotropiasm .
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