tanong mo kay maam mapeh niyo
But it emerged and considered as art during the 1940s.
The common subject of japanese sculpture is budhism.
like photographs nowadays, early people uses paintings as a way to show symbols, memories, and even a way to describe something
Basically, nowadays we picture something in order to preserve it as a memory in the future to look back on. Since they don't have the ability to do that before, they use paint instead.
It can also show symbolization of something, just like the paintings in the pyramids of Egypt.
Scientists nowadays are really thankful for some paintings that early scientists did in order to describe and observe something, making scientists nowadays have a more easier job.
Another significance of paintings are the deeper emotions of artists. Though Shakespeare is not a painter, he uses the same way, which is to show his emotions in his works (like painters).