A beautiful introduction to the fascinating story of western painting. From the first cave paintings to modern masterpieces, each double page includes fascinating facts and stories about the pictures and artists, plus internet links to websites to find out more. Over 70 original works of art are included, plus many extra details and enlargements, and lively cartoon-style illustrations. Content is arranged by period, and includes a timeline for reference. Published in association with The National Gallery, London, this hardcover picture book is also available in paperback format, with stickers (ISBN 9781409532774).