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The arts refers to the human application and expression of creativity through skills and imagination in order to produce objects, environments and experiences.

The earliest surviving form of any of the arts are cave paintings, possibly from 70,000 BCE, but definitely from at least 40,000 BCE. The oldest known musical instrument, the Divje Babe flute, is also dated to at least 40,000 BCE, while the earliest surviving literature, the Instructions of Shuruppak and Kesh temple hymn among other Sumerian cuneiform tablets, are thought to only be from 2600 BCE.

Some art forms combine a visual element with performance (e.g. cinematography), or artwork with the written word (e.g. comics). Major constituents of the arts include visual arts (e.g., architecture, filmmaking, painting and sculpting), literature (e.g., fiction, non fiction, poetry and prose), and performing arts (e.g., dance, music, and theatre).

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House with Chimaeras front façade
The House with Chimaeras is a major Art Nouveau building in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. It was built in the period of 1901–1902 by noted architect Vladislav Gorodetsky, who was regarded as the Gaudí of Kiev. The building derives its popular name from its ornate decorations depicting various scenes of exotic animals and hunting scenes, as Gorodetsky was an avid hunter. It is situated on No. 10, Bankova Street, across from the President of Ukraine's office in the historic Pechersk neighborhood. Since 2005 it has been used as a presidential residence for official and diplomatic ceremonies.

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