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This enticing consultant takes youngsters on a global travel of the world's maximum artwork, from the 1st daubs of paint in prehistoric caves to today's functionality paintings. It comprises the entire vital artwork hobbies, from Renaissance to Rococo, in addition to the nice painters from most of these eras. in spite of the fact that, the strategy is to examine paintings as a world alternate of rules, no longer a directly historical past of western paintings. The booklet contains paintings from all international locations, from aboriginal paintings to totem poles.

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