This small book contains big revelations. It unveils the mysteries behind the world’s great paintings. Or it might not. THE (TRUE!) HISTORY OF ART takes an outrageously speculative look at the stories behind the works of Monet, Rembrandt, and other masters of art. In a series of hilarious parodies, Sylvain Coissard and Alexis Lemoine answer the nagging questions of art history: What was it that Munch’s subject had to Scream about? Why is Van Gogh’s Yellow Bedroom so suspiciously tidy? Why is Cézanne wearing a bandage in his famous self-portrait? THE (TRUE!) HISTORY OF ART is for anyone who wants to know what happened before the Mona Lisa smiled. Or, rather, what might have happened. The perfect gift for friends and family, the book is a treat for art lovers of all ages, as well as anyone who enjoys a good laugh.