I began art journaling as a way of processing the emotionally charged material I was dealing with while studying art therapy in graduate school. The content of much formal art through history was dictated by the patron or commissioner rather than just the artist, but with the advent of Romanticism , and econonomic changes in the production of art, the artists’ vision became the usual determinant of the content of his art, increasing the incidence of controversies, though often reducing their significance.
Pietro Gaietto of Italy has described this motif in Paleolithic sculptural art there and it is seen in other United States examples. China saw the flourishing of many art forms: jade carving, bronzework, pottery (including the stunning terracotta army of Emperor Qin), poetry, calligraphy, music, painting, drama, fiction, etc. Very little is known about the history and artistic aspects of ivory sculpture in Thailand.