A person’s cultural life is created by the history of their people. Artists are no different than anyone else, and their art reflects this concept. Even if they are not intentionally creating a historic piece, history will still be contained within their art. Some artists do take their inspiration from the history of their culture. They create pieces of art that are a direct representation of a time or event in their cultural past. Art museums take the viewers through history with representations of the artists who have seen and experienced a particular cultural. These pieces illuminate the history of the culture they represent.
L S Lowry's work are classic examples of exploring history through art.