INTRODUCING ART has a thematic focus. It presents a wide range of artworks and styles and groups them by the themes that served as inspiration for the works. People, places, animals and nature. Artists have used these themes as subjects for their art since the beginning of man. Animals and stick people appeared on the walls of caves more than twelve thousand years ago. They remain today as a visual link to our forebears. Celebrations and events are commemorated in paintings, sculpture, and photographs. Fantasy is a powerful stimulus for the creative process. These and other themes in Introducing Art will bring creative inspiration to the classroom.