Kritická analýza existencie (pojmu) „pravekého umenia“

Lukáš Makky


For a person as a human being, is important knowledge, true and at last but not least the ability to create. For the survival of human kind in the past, it was needed to assimilate and to adapt/reshape and so to create the environment. With this need/desire to create is connected a component of culture, which is in present called (fine) art. Because of its uniqueness it was always in the spotlight of human thinking. Theoretical grasp of art and attempt at definition and delimitation of this term represent a problem, which has been during the history repeatedly in the spotlight. This problem complicates, when the attentionis turned to the prehistory, what is first of all caused by shape and context of creating and usage of studied objects, and if the necessity of determining their status appears. The aim of given issue is to morphologically and terminologically affect the artistic expressions of Slovak prehistory, in concrete, the artefacts of the Iron Age with the claim to universal validity.


prehistory art; aesthetic function; definition; descriptive intake; evaluation intake; open concepts; closed concepts

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ESPES. The Slovak Journal of Aesthetics (ISSN 1339-1119) is published biannually by Faculty of Arts, University of Presov, Slovakia and the Society for Aesthetics in Slovakia

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