Art history

A brief introduction to art history
We understand the history of humanity through art. From prehistoric depictions of bison to contemporary abstraction, artists have addressed their time and place in history and expressed universal truths for tens of thousands of years.
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A brief introduction to art history
We understand the history of humanity through art. From prehistoric depictions of bison to contemporary abstraction, artists have addressed their time and place in history and expressed universal truths for tens of thousands of years.
Start learning

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Smarthistory offers videos, essays, images, and resources for the 250 works of art required for AP art history. You'll learn the methods used by art historians and become familiar with the cultural context in which a work of art was made.