arty stories

An introduction to

ART HISTORY

For students and all lovers of Art 

From Ancient Egypt to New York

Free series of 6 e-books of text and illustrations

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Art & Life across the centuries

Free e-books

Discover the lives and societies behind the great works as they swept across centuries of turmoil and beauty

“Seeing peoples’ lives brings their art to life

The stories of events and lives from 3,000 BC through today and the influence of art that reflects these societies.

A new and accessible introduction to the myriad lives and wonderful art over the centuries

Ideal for younger students to create interest for complimentary studies in both art and history

BOOK INDEX

BOOK 1 ~ Egypt – Greece – Rome ~ Empires & Games
BOOK 2 ~ The Renaissance in Italy ~ The Patron & The Artist
BOOK 3 ~ The Four Princes ~ War, Terror & Religion
BOOK 4 ~ Northern Europe ~ Revolution & Evolution
BOOK 5 ~ The American Dream ~ Depression to Optimism
BOOK 6 ~ The Modern World ~ The ‘…isms’ of Art
BONUS BOOK ~ Flirt Poetry ~ Lines of Art and Poetry

This series of books places art in the context of peoples’ lives as they are changed by events. Each book is designed in ‘study lengths’ to introduce a subject or add to curriculum content. Together they provide a framework and a familiarity with events and their geography, providing a taste and potentially an appetite for future studies, be they in art or history.

By taking this holistic approach this book contributes to the UK Educational targets of Key Stage 3, ages 11-14:
‘know how art and design both reflect and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation’.
This also contributes to the educational debates in the USA & Canada on the benefits of art to the health of society.

“Creative and engaging for young people” – “the opportunities to stimulate young people’s interest and imagination are evident”.

Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair, Arts Council, England

BOOK 1 ~ contents

  • ANCIENT EGYPT
    • A perfect paradise
    • Sculpture & Architecture
  • ANCIENT GREECE
    • Wars
    • The Olympic Games
    • Philosophy & the Cosmos
    • A world of colour in cities
    • Alexander the Great – the Greek Empire
  • THE ROMAN EMPIRE
    • Architecture
    • Paintings & Sculpture
    • Entertainment and the Games
Arty Stories - Book 1 - Egypt - Greece - Rome


BOOK 2 ~ contents

  • LOST AND REBORN IN ITALY
  • RETELLING HISTORY THROUGH ART
  • THE GREAT ITALIAN ARTISTS
    • Leonardo da Vinci
    • Michelangelo
  • THE BAROQUE & BERNINI
Arty Stories - Book 2 - The Renaissance in Italy


BOOK 3 ~ contents

  • FOUR GREAT PRINCES WHO FORGED MODERN EUROPE
  • RELIGION LEADS TO DIVISION AND WARS
  • THE PRINCES GO TO WAR – AND BRING TERROR
  • DIPLOMACY BRINGS PEACE
  • PALACES, CHATEAUX AND WIVES
  • THIRTY YEARS WAR OF TERROR AND DEATH
  • THE DUTCH GOLDEN AGE OF ART
Arty Stories - Book 3 - The Four Princes


BOOK 4 ~ contents

  • NORTHERN EUROPE – THE NETHERLANDS
  • CHILDREN’S GAMES AND TOWN FESTIVALS
  • THE FRENCH REVOLUTIONS
  • ROMANCE IN ENGLAND
  • THE BATTLE OF THE ARTISTS
Arty Stories - Book 4 - Northern Europe


BOOK 5 ~ contents

  • THE CIVIL WAR
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN WEST
  • THE 20th CENTURY
  • THE GREAT DEPRESSION
  • STEPS INTO OPTIMISM
  • A POST-WAR BOOM
Arty Stories - Book 5 - The American Dream


BOOK 6 ~ contents

  • THE ‘..isms’ OF ART
  • FOUR ARTISTS AND FUTURISM
  • PABLO PICASSO & CUBISM
  • THE GREAT DEPRESSION
  • SALVADOR DALI & SURREALISM
  • WARHOL, EMIN & DADAISM
Arty Stories - Book 6 - The Modern World


FLIRT POETRY ~ bonus e-book

  • AN UNPUBLISHED BOOK OF POETRY FROM BRUSSELS IN 1975
  • LOVE – LIFE – LOSS
  • THREE ORIGINAL THEMES EACH WITH ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS
Flirt Poetry


Get in touch

Please do not hesitate to get in touch:

Ian Matsuda, FCA, BA (Hons) ~ info@artystories.org