Discover why the history of art represents you
Do you like art? If the answer is no, this is your book (and if yes, this is your book too).
Many of us think art in general, and art history in particular, aren’t our thing, that they are aimed at a select elitist audience. Did you know that graffiti already existed in Egyptian times? Or that Michelangelo thought painting the Sistine Chapel was a drag? Have you ever heard that even medieval peasants devoted time to the arts? And that contemporary art is a reflection of everything that has happened across centuries and centuries of art?
As you can see, art says much more about us than we think. Art is where we find many of the whys and wherefores of history, past and present; where we find the reflection of our society. And discovering this history helps us to discover ourselves.
Art historian Sara Rubayo offers an introduction to the history of art that shows us the ways art tells us much about who we are.