Although most art remained functional in nature, there was a greater focus on ornamentation and decoration.For example, calligraphy - one of the great examples of Chinese art - first appears during this period. Neolithic art also features free standing sculpture, bronze statuettes (notably by the Indus Valley Civilization), primitive jewellery and decorative designs on a variety of artifacts.Pre-Raphaelites (1848 on) Impressionistm (1870s on) Neo-Impressionism (1870s) Newlyn School (1880s) Art Nouveau (Late 19th C) Symbolism (Late 19th C) Post Impressionism (c.1880s) Les Fauves (1898-1908) Expressionist Art (1900 on) Die Brucke (1905-11) Der Blaue Reiter (1911-14) Ashcan School (1892-1919) Cubism (1908-1920) Orphism (1912-16) Purism (1920s) Precisionism (1920s on) Collage (1912 on) Futurism (1909-1914) Rayonism (1910-20) Suprematism (1913-1920s) Constructivism (1917-21) Vorticism (1913-15) Dada Movement (1916-1924) De Stijl (1917-31) Bauhaus School (1919-1933) Neo-Plasticism (1920-40) Art Deco (1920s, 30s) Ecole de Paris (1900 on) Neue Sachlichkeit (1920s) Surrealism (1924 on) Magic Realism (1920s) Entartete Kunst (1930s) Social Realism (1920s, 30s) Socialist Realism (1929 on) St Ives School (1930s on) Neo-Romanticism: from 1930s Organic Abstraction (1940-65) Existential Art (1940s, 50s) Abstract Expressionism (c.1944-64) Art Informel (c.1946-60) Tachisme (1940s, 50s) Arte Nucleare (1951-60) Kitchen Sink Art (mid-1950s) Assemblage (1953 on) Neo-Dada (1950s on) Op-Art (Optical Art) (1960s) Pop Art (1958-72) New Realism (1960s) Post-Painterly Abstraction (1960s) Feminist Art (1960s on) Conceptualism (1960s on) Performance (1960s on) Installation (1960s on) Video Art (1960s on) Minimalism (1960s on) Photo-Realism (1960s, 1970s) Environmental Land Art) (1960s on) Supports-Surfaces (c.1966-72) Postmodernism (1970 on) Post-Minimalism (1971 on) New Subjectivity (1970s) London School (1970s) Graffiti Art (1970s on) Transavanguardia (1979 on) Neo-Expressionism (1980 on) Britart: YBAs (1980s on) Neo-Pop (late 1980s on) Stuckism (1999 on)These murals were painted in caves reserved as a sort of prehistoric art gallery, where artists began to paint animals and hunting scenes, as well as a variety of abstract or symbolic drawings.In France, they include the monochrome Chauvet Cave pictures of animals and abstract drawings, the hand stencil art at Cosquer Cave, and the polychrome charcoal and ochre images at Pech-Merle, and Lascaux.
Also, because of the warmer weather, it moves from caves to outdoor sites in numerous locations across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas.
In addition, the unique style of Egyptian architecture featured a range of massive stone burial chambers, called Pyramids.
Egyptian expertise in stone had a huge impact on later Greek architecture.
In Spain, they include polychrome images of bison and deer at Altamira Cave in Spain.
Outside Europe, major examples of rock art include: Ubirr Aboriginal artworks (from 30,000 BCE), the animal figure paintings in charcoal and ochre at the Apollo 11 Cave (from 25,500 BCE) in Namibia, the Bradshaw paintings (from 17,000 BCE) in Western Australia, and the hand stencil images at the Cuevas de las Manos (Cave of the Hands) (from 9500 BCE) in Argentina, among many others.
Examples of the latter include the anthropomorphic figurines uncovered in Nevali Cori and Göbekli Tepe near Urfa in eastern Asia Minor, and the statues of Lepenski Vir (eg. Other examples of Mesolithic portable art include bracelets, painted pebbles and decorative drawings on functional objects, as well as ancient pottery of the Japanese Jomon culture.