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    The First Art

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    They say that writing is the first art.

    I say painting, then cooking, then writing.

    Discuss.
     
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    First, you must define the word first in your question.

    First ~ Chronologically.

    First ~ In importance.

    First ~ To be considered.

    Chronologically, writing would be one of the last arts for man to have invented.
     
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    Why is writing considered the first art?
     
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    What about embroidery, carpet-weaving or jewellery-making? They are among the earliest arts.
     
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    Wouldn't it be something more basic, such as the first conscious act a child does of self-expression? It could be figuring out a way to get a toy from someone else by behaving a certain way. Just my rambling thoughts here.
     
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    I guess it's order of importance...
     
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    the first 'writing' WAS painting [stories told in pictograph/cave art], so i guess those two arts are tied for 'first'...

    cooking isn't considered one of the arts, though it approaches an 'art form' at times...

    'the arts' are considered to be music; art [includes painting, drawing, sculpture]; writing...

     
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    arts: studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)

    If studying cookery does not intend to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills, I will eat my own feet.

    With a nice mushroom sauce and a bottle of Bourdeaux.
     
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    Cooking can certainly be an art. Just look at the way they present the food in gourmet restaurants.
     

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