Drawing is a versatile means of visual communication. It seems fundamental to our existence as humans. We see that drawing had a special place in the tribal ceremonies taking place in prehistoric caves, and on cliffs and mountains beginning around 30,000 years ago and continuing with the few surviving Neolithic societies found in remote global locations. Additionally, drawing contributes to communicating ideas of power, conflict, the afterlife, and societal customs in the ancient world through Egyptian hieroglyphics, Sumerian images on registers, and the earliest writings in cuneiform. The evolution of writing in the west began with pictographs which evolved into letters, words, sentences, paragraphs, and longer documents such as the Epic of Gilgamesh, The Code of Hammurabi and other ancient written stories, accounting legers and other historical documents. Drawing has a link to academics through science and mathematics.
Leonard, Michael, "Beginning Drawing" (2020). Pacific Open Texts. 12.
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