WHY DO WE PAINT? - PAINTING IN AUSTIN, TX - ART BY THE HOMELESS IN AUSTIN
Painting is one of the oldest fine arts in human history. It was first done in prehistoric times, by people who created pictographs (i.e., petrograms), communicative rock and cave paintings that date back to the Stone Age. Painting allows for the expression of ideas and emotions in a visual way. As a fine art, it is the practice of applying one type of artistic media to a solid surface, to create an aesthetic image. The term “painting” refers to both the creative endeavor and the artistic product that is produced.