Art has always played an important part in society, and art history can reveal a lot to modern day students. From the very first recording of humanity, there is evidence of art. Although the purpose of the art is interpreted differently by each generation, its integral part in the world around us remains consistent. Everywhere you look, there is something that has been influenced by an artistic movement, from Art Deco and Bauhaus buildings, to modern art installations at art galleries and museums. Art can be used as a form of unique expression, whilst also acting as a social commentary on the artist's life, or the world surrounding them. Studying the history of art can allow you to discover a lot of things about the time at which it was first created.