CHILDREN'S DRAWING AND FOLK-ART
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I f we compare children's drawing and folk-art, we must first consider the oldest graphic art known to us. This belongs to palaeolithic times (the Old Stone Age), and its traces have been mainly found in the caves of France and Spain. The men of the Old Stone Age were hunters and fishermen ; they had no fixed dwellings and were probably at a very primitive stage of mental develop ment. But on the walls and ceilings of the caves which served them as dwelling-places, on bones and horns of animals slain by them, artistic representations have been found of such vivacity and truth to nature, that they can not but excite the greatest admiration (Figs. 133 and 134).