Art has been around ever since man has existed and literature has existed ever since he could write.
Ever since that day some cave man picked up a stick and started writing on his cave wall, there has been literature. Everything from William Shakespeare's Hamlet to the newspaper you read every morning is literature.
Art is anything man-made. You may not think so, but those finger-paintings you made way back in preschool are art. Just about everything is art.
To learn more about all those famous people and places in the history of art and literature and maybe learn a few interesting facts, just click on one of our handy links below to be whisked away to the wonderful worlds of art and literature.
Last Updated:May 04, 1999