Art is a visual history of human existence. It expresses a range of emotions; it demonstrates what is important in various cultures; it documents important people, places and events. Works of art and the artists behind them have fascinating stories to tell. If you've always appreciated art but want to learn more about it, these five books—which serve as visual references of art and its impact on our world—are a great place to start.
Article by Kate Baxendale
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