This sumptuous book covers every era of visual art from ancient to modern. It includes works from every major genre, from Classical to Cubist; focuses on every major theme, from still-life to society; and contains works by the world's most renowned and influential artists. It offers over two hundred superb illustrations are combined with authoritative, informative and fascinating text, which brings the paintings and other artworks to life and also explains how to get the most out of looking at art. Key works, including the "Arnolfini Portrait", "Supper at Emmaus", and "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon", are explored in detail. It contains a timeline, biographical details about all the included artists, and an extensive glossary that explains key terms clearly and precisely. It includes approved Internet links, which can be accessed through the Usborne Quicklinks website, to lead the reader to hundreds more works of art, in addition to the masterpieces included in this wonderful and exciting book.