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A Concise History of Western Art According to Lear
by Tiffany H. White

1          Classic
The Vatican were insisting
Michelangelo must paint the Sistine
Without any real hope
He said to the Pope
That whitewash would make it look pristine
2          Modern
Parisian artist Manet
Painted in a radical way
His use of expression
Made quite an impression
And a phenomenal sum of money
3          Pop
Warhol was known to proclaim
The ephemeral nature of fame
But the Marilyn diptych
Is subtly cryptic
And completely refutes his claim