This work presents a history of Western Art, from cave paintings through to modern times. Chapters show the main eras of art in sequence including the renaissance and impressionism, and also cover the materials, techniques and artistic innovations of the periods. It also includes information on their artists, their lives and their artistic legacies. It illustrated with a combination of full colour reproductions of the original works of art and humourous line drawings. It is internet-linked to recommended websites to encourage further learning.