Stylistic Units in Prehistoric Art Research: Archeofacts or Realities?
When modern Western thinking divided knowledge into several strictly separated areas by the 18th century, the idea then appeared that ‘art’ constituted its own category that Kant characterized as ‘its own finality’. Actually, the concept of art does not exist in most cultures. Even in Latin, ars, artis means technological skill (of the craftsman—artisan, artesão, artesano in neo-Latin languages) as well the capacity to create a lovely thing (proper of our artist).
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