Radiocarbon dating was first developed in the late 1940s and has since become a staple in many scientific fields. The principle behind this method is relatively simple. Radiocarbon dating has been used to find the ages of paintings in the Chauvet cave in southern France, some of which are more than 30,000 years old.
What time period is ancient art?
What we consider ancient art is what was created from around 30,000 B.C.E. to 400 A.D. If you prefer, it can be thought of as fertility statuettes and bone flutes to roughly the fall of Rome. Many different styles of art were created over this long period.
How are art pieces dated?
Generally, the date of an artwork is the year that it was completed. Sometimes, if a work has been continued over a long span of time and the artist would like to acknowledge that, multiple years can be included (for example, 2012-2014).
What is unique about Greek art?
Interesting Facts about Ancient Greek Art Many of the original Greek sculptures were painted in bright colors and often included elements other than stone such as metal and ivory. The painting of pottery was considered a high art form. The artists often signed their work.