Paintings in Latin America is marked after the conception of the European settlement that canopied area such as Northern and Southern America, this period was also marked by development of various traded that was dependant on Painting, such as Sculpting, Weaving, Carving, that imbibed a sense of spiritual fervor amongst them. The development was so sporadic that teach parts of the American Continent came up with an indigenous designs and systems when it came to the Art of Painting, thereby impacting its founder the European art itself.
The Mexican and Central American paintings were drawn from religious ferocity, so fuelled by the so called Great Goddess; Archeological excavations have unearthed the Great Goddess mural from the site of Teotihuacan (Mexico). This site has been the source for many Paintings and Murals. The most famous and the mentionable artistic expressions in this field includes the Painted pottery figurine of a drunkard, originally found in Jaina Island and considered to be the Mayan Art, carbon dated to the period of possible 400 - 800 AD. The Culture of Nazca that had its birth at Peru also demanded much of the curator's attention as it unveiled many pieces of Pottery and Murals. It still attracts a lot of art lovers.
The Latin American Paintings were flavored by the Pictographs of Northern American States specially the present United States of America, this Pictographs budded under the Pueblo culture of 1200 BC, which depicted mankind's sojourn in caves and the hunting of animals. However these artists were considered far more creative and intuitive compared to their counterparts who still favored pottery Paintings, these artists experimented with various concepts of Paintings such as the Sand Paintings, Ledger Art etc. Coming back to the present, the Battle of Sitka played a vital role in shaping the minds of the young artists and this battle ventured forth in many Arts, Books and Paintings, the famous one being the K'alyaan Totem Pole sculpted by Tingit Kiks.adi Clan.
The Caribbean's ceremonious attitude never left them, which is so religiously portrayed at the Rock Petroglyph which is overlain in chalk. At this juncture it'd be considered treacherous not to mention about the Baroque and the Rococo which was spelt and tutored by great masters. Their paintings reflected the way of life and traditions of earlier American dwellers. It stirred the soul of many people to find a whole lot of inspiration from many different artists depicting their interpretations of life.
Though the history of paintings surpass the ideologies of society and history, it is found in vagrant forms even among the pre historic sub humans who showed their creativity in caves, though the nature of the Paintings itself was spelled by minute dusts in the wide span of history such as birth and death of the ancestors, religious sacrifices, the dawn of the 21st century saw a welcome change in the history of paintings, artists started concentrating more on abstract forms and abstract art, which had engulfed the Latin American Paintings thereby giving as some of the magnum opus.