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 caused Munch's subject to scream? Why is Van Gogh's Yellow Bedroom so suspiciously tidy? Why is C zanne 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.