History of Drawing by Alfredo Jalate

  • Pre-Historic

    some of the ealiest known drawings date back to 30,000-10,000 BCE (Cave Paintings)
  • Expression

    each work of art can be seen as a reflection of the artist's values, culture, historical period, religion, and even personal xp & personality
  • Common Ground

    Drawings allow people to share their thoughts and xp worldwide without needing a common language or time
  • Ancient Egypt

    early egyptians carved scenes of daily life, hieroglyphics, religious deities, or gods (early as 3,000 BC)
  • Evolving?

    similar egyptian drawings have been found with ink on egyptian papyrus (a paper like material) Drawings used a flat linear style.
  • Middle Ages

    Most drawings from this era were primarily produced to express religious messages and stories of the Bible.
  • Insanity?

    The tablets of wood, slate, or wax that were used to be painted on were often thrown away or reused, contributing to the loss of the drawings of the Middle Ages
  • Renaissance

    With the rise of the use of paper, drawing became a recognized form of art. During this time scientist and artists became increasingly concerned with creating realistic depictions of the natural world. New methods of materials came upon aswell as a greater variety of effects and textures.
  • Baroque Period

    During this time artist began using water color and ink washes. Counter Reformation began in this era. New techniques of drawings started to apear such as open composition.
  • 1800's - 1900's

    Pencils became the most preferred drawing tools during this period. Impressionism, cubism, expressionism, fauvism were some of the movements of the 19th century.