The history of mankind can be divided into two as before and after the discovery of written text and contains milestones that are important for all living creatures and the world as for humans. The results of the discoveries and inventions of mankind have lead to results affecting all living creatures and non-living matter on earth. Our cultural heritage is the most important thing that has reached the current period from early mankind and will continue to touch future generations. Art has a special and universal meaning among this cultural heritage. The aim of this study was to evaluate objects with artistic value from prehistoric times up till now. The main theme of the study is the effects of the objects of art with universal meaning that have reached the current period and their connections with contemporary paintings.
Keywords: Painting, Contemporary Art, Modern Art, Civilization History