DMPQ- What are the main features of Mesolithic period Art?

Mesolithic period Art:

  • The largest number of paintings belongs to this period.
  • Themes multiply but the paintings are small in size.
  • Hunting scenes predominate
  • Hunters in groups armed with barbed spears pointed sticks, arrows, and bows.
  • Trap and snares used to catch animals can be seen in some paintings.
  • Mesolithic people loved to point animals.
  • In some pictures, animals are chasing men and in others, they are being chased by hunter men.
  • Animals painted in a naturalistic style and humans were depicted in a stylistic manner.
  • Women are painted both in nude and clothed.
  • Young and old equally find places in paintings.
  • Community dances provide a common theme.
  • Sort of family life can be seen in some paintings (woman, man, and children).
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