Cavemen Better at Drawing Animals than Modern Artists

Paleolithic people's strong connection to nature gave them an extreme artistic accuracy

Despite thousands of years of artistic evolution, with the succession of hundreds of art styles registered in time, Paleolithic people seem to have had better skills at drawing than modern artists do.

Prehistoric people living in the Paleolithic era between 10,000 and 50,000 years ago could draw standing, lying or moving animals with an impressive precision of detail, an ability that modern people seem to have lost, a comparative study of about 1,000 pieces of art shows.

The study included a variety of online art collections, art books and Hungarian museums meant to assure its accuracy. All of them have shown a certain inability of modern artists to catch the exact anatomy of both the human and the animal body, Live Science reports.

The matter could be related to the recent people's lack of direct connection to nature, where the latter’s difficult understanding comes from, but also to a deep sense of abstraction representative for the modern art.

On the contrary, Paleolithic men were kin observers of the nature's structure and totally unaware of the abstraction concept. Whether it was better for the arts or worse, it remains up to your own aesthetic sense to decide.

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