What is art? People know art when they see it, yet the definition of art, and what is considered great art, changes over time and across cultures. Part of the Essential Library of Cultural History, A History of Art traces the history of art from prehistoric cave paintings and sculptures to art in our modern world. Looking at major art movements through time, it also
explores the origins and ever-changing definition of art in the Western World, and highlights pioneering artists, various media, and developments and innovations in art.