Cave Art Analysis

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In times of accelerated changes and contemporary globalization, it is important to generate a reflexive space about the perception of the city, which is always evolving due to economic, political or cultural changes throughout history, and its effects on the landscape and people. At first sight, global transformation with the intensification of stimulus has shifted people’s behaviour in all aspects of life affecting and eroding social construction of reality, being one of the most important facts reflected in the society of the spectacle where we live in.
Santiago de Chile has suffered constant processes of modernization and transformation of its landscape for the progress of the city; those changes have had important consequences on its environment,
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This is reflected in the cave art: ancient artistic representations of the many facets of human social life, covering all aspects of their social and spiritual activities. These manifestations reveal that from early times human beings have been creating a system of artistic representation related to daily practices. Most of them, are paintings located in every continent all over the world having a wide geographical scope, and besides of their motifs, even the materials they used were similar in spite of the long distances between them and the many years of difference. Somehow, the cave painting represents their interactions with the animals and their vision about the environment. The main point of this is to explain that as human societies evolve, the artistic representations evolve as well, and the glorification of different expressions of power becomes more present, as well as the political message inside it as the result of a global complex world and its varied …show more content…
In the nineteenth century during the independence of Chile those traditions became extinct and consequently their respect for nature gradually changed into a livestock economy and commercialization of products due to war and the occupation of Mapuche territories by the government. After this period, the natives had to change their social, cultural and economic habits into a forced livestock society where a great cultural syncretism -due to the coexistence between Spaniards, creoles and natives- was generated, which results into the colonial Chilean

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