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Japanese painting is one of the oldest and most highly refined of the Japanese arts, encompassing a wide variety of genre and styles.
Images at the Chauvet cave in France are thought to be about 32,000 years old.Various conjectures have been made as to the meaning these paintings had to the people that made them.Prehistoric artists may have painted animals to "catch" their soul or spirit in order to hunt them more easily or the paintings may represent an animistic vision and homage to surrounding nature.The most important work of the Mesolithic era were the marching warriors, a rock painting at Cingle de la Mola, Castellón, Spain dated to about 7000 to 4000 BC.The technique used was probably spitting or blowing the pigments onto the rock.
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Developments in Eastern painting historically parallel those in Western painting, in general a few centuries earlier.