Photo in the usual sense of the word was discovered by a man rather late. Until the XIX century, many chemical elements have not yet been discovered. Scientists then simply did not know which of them are able to respond to light. Therefore, it was necessary to save the image only with the help of drawing.
Fine art was strongly developed in the Middle Ages. No need to think that all artists in those days were poor. Some of them can be compared with current wedding photographers. They were hired to leave descendants their memories. Continue reading