Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), the great orator, abolitionist and reformer wrote, “To the eye and spirit, pictures are just what poetry and music are to the ear and heart.
Man is the only picture-making creature in the world. He alone of all the inhabitants of earth has the capacity and passion for pictures.
Reason is exalted and called Godlike, and sometimes accorded the highest place among human faculties; but grand and wonderful as is this attribute of our species, still more grand and wonderful are the resources and achievements of that power out of which come our pictures and other creations of art.”
One of the ways to match our species (perhaps the only true way) is to see in the oldest history accounts from caves, rocks and stonewalls the various pictures and symbols (Parietal art) left behind by our ancestors as forms of communication, creativity or religious purposes. The main emphasis is this: no monkey, lizard, ape, Diplodocus, or saber-toothed tiger did these paintings… only man can and has the ability to do so.
“For nothing is hidden except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret except to come to light.” Jesus