There is a period of art in the Church is called “early.” Just as it is “early” music, or “principle” of architecture. Photos Catholic during this period were very primitive, especially by the media on which painted or drawn. The time we talked generally about 95 to about 500 years after the art of the Christians began to reflect the elements of Byzantine style.
Without doubt, 95 years before there was a multitude of artistic expressions of Catholicism, but as it is known today, there is no trace of them. Of course, this does not exist, as is the likely conclusion, only that did not survive. And there are many reasons why art has not survived.
The first reason is that, before the c. 200, Catholics have been persecuted to the point of not being able to produce long-lasting works of art. The circumstances were just to say. They met in secret, were instructed in the faith in secret, and when expressed artistically, was also in secret.
Another good reason for art is not sustainable, that the Gospel was preached to the poor in general and the lower class. It follows logically that the poor have little money, little money for better quality materials could be used to produce photographs of long-term Catholic.
He believed that Catholics were the first victims of a scrupulous observance of the Mosaic law, which banned the worship of idols (idolatry), but this is ridiculous, as the relics are known to have gone to the top Catholic hands, and his veneration has also been idolatry (on the same line of thought). Therefore, the possibility that Catholics have venerated the relics at first, but is adored picture is worth an absurd contradiction. It would have been too inconsistent for their behavior at this time.
Another possibility is simply too difficult to determine at this time (will never be clear?), Is that the early Christians used pagan symbols for his art, but with a Catholic sense. This has some credibility, because we know that Catholics used to start the fish, a symbol, and if not paid, not directly reflect a divine creature. And there is also the symbol of the cross, too, was a pagan symbol of prayer, but later was adapted for use by Christians to think of the symbol as a sign of Christ, the God-man.