History of painting

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The history of painting crosses time and crosses all cultures.

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Sandro Botticelli, Primavera.
An Arizona Sunset Near the Grand Canyon by Thomas Moran.
Byzantine mosaic depiction of Christ at the Church of Chora in Istanbul, Turkey.
Bonampak frescos, prehispanic mural, Mexico.

And as art critics and historians can testify, there are countless conflicting theories about the function, design, style-hierarchy and aesthetics of painting, so perhaps the safest thing is to say that as "visual artists", painters are engaged in the task of creating two-dimensional works of visual expression, in whatever manner appeals to them. [1]

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Bhimbetka rock painting, India.

Le Pape Formose et Etienne VII ("Pope Formosus and Stephen VII"), by Jean-Paul Laurens (1870); Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France.