Opposed to finding TRUTH in SCIENCE, which should be considered as a general problem (rational path), TRUTH finding in ART is a personal problem (emotional path), and many roads can be taken in both approaches. When following the ART approach we could start with literature in which case one has to read a large set of books and starting points are difficult to give. In general Shakespeare is accepted as top but not of the pops. In music it is not clear if TRUTH can be found, but listening to music will contribute to understanding the world of emotions, Bach and Beatles are accepted as top of the pops . However, reading and listening will take a lot of time, a better alternative is to study pictures, "a picture is worth a thousand words" and can be interpreted fast, so here we go with a Dutch bias view on reality:

41900 bc Anonymus / Hunting scenes Earliest known cave art by modern humans, representing a daily life truth
1070 Anonymus / Bayeux tapestry 620 men, 190 horses, 37 trees, 35 dogs, 33 buildings, 32 ships, 6 women, 2 camels, from a time when women were of lower status
1434 Jan van Eyck / Arnolfini portrait Paint the pregnancy
1560 Pieter Bruegel de oude / Kinderspelen Paint the children playing
1612 Artemisia Gentileschi / Judith and Holofernes The result of te too
1621 Peter Paul Rubens / Isabella Brant Paint the smile of a woman
1648 Gerard ter Borch / Het sluiten van de Vrede van Munster More than 50 men signing the piece treaty of Munster
1656 Digo Velazquez / Infanta Margarita Paint the child
1658 Johannes Vermeer / Milkmaid Paint the light
1659 Pieter de Hooch / Binnenplaats met rokende man en drinkende vrouw Paint the bourgeois addiction to smoking and drinking
1699 Caspar van Wittel / Piazza Navona Paint the cityview
1791 Francisco Goya / The Straw Manikin Paint the joy
1820 Francisco Goya / Desastres della Guerra No.05 Draw the worst result of human stupidity
1849 Raden Saleh / Javanese Landscape Paint the Orient with Tigers Listening to the Sound of a Travelling Group
1872 Jozef Israels / Kinderen der Zee Paint the focus of children
1877 Pierre-Auguste Renoir / Portrait of Jeanne Samary Paint the cuteness of a face
1880 William Stott of Oldham / Prince or Shepherd Paint the tranquility of the countryside
1887 Antonio Mancini / Aurelia Paint the Women
1891 Ilja Repin / Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks Paint the anti diplomacy approach
1892 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec / In Bed Sometimes the title says it all
1899 Claude Monet / Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge Paint the ideal garden
1905 Axel Gallen / Lake Keitele Paint the water surface
1906 Paula Moderson Becker / Self portrait Paint the intimacy of the 6th Wedding Anniversary
1911 Edvard Munch / The Sun Paint the power of the sun
1914 Jan Mankes / Young white goat Paint the essence of a goat
1921 Paul Klee / Adam and Little eve Paint the essence of Eve
1923 Alida Pott / Portret of Hilda Idema Paint the essence of consciousness
1933 Jeanne Bieruma Oosting / Dame Paint the essence of female nudity from a female perspective
1937 Pablo Picasso / Guernica Paint the worst result of human stupidity
1937 Rene Magritte / The Therapeutist Would you cancel a painting from a sadist who tries to make money with forgeries
1943 Willem Gerard Hofker / Ni Goesti Kompiang Mawar Paint the oriental mystic beauty
1944 Piet Mondriaan / Victory Boogie Woogie Abstract ultimo
1976 Wolfgang Mattheuer / Kuss in Kahn Paint the intimacy of an embracement
1987 Madi Phala / These Guys Are Heavy Black Artists matter with a view on violence
1988 Ingrid Sikkens / Pop Blue Picture the essence of attitude
1991 Siri Beerends / Ballon met vliegende vis Dat kan mijn dochter van 5 ook
1993 Paul Rebeyrolle / Hommage a Courbet no 6 Paint the essence of female nudity from a male perspective
1995 Anselm Kiefer / Sternenfall Is this heaven or is this hell ?
1997-2022 Maria Prymachenko / Twitter Compilation A woman who inspired Picasso
2012 Wikipedia Kleuterschool / Compilation Dat kan mijn kind ook
2020 Abdoulaye Konate / Coucher de soleil Display the sunny colors
2021 Ingrid Sikkens et al./ THE END THE END will get us in the end


If we start to use moving pictures the world becomes too complex and binging Netflix can be time consuming and tiresome. Two short moving picture examples that may inspire you outside the standard movies and series:
Francis Alÿs / El Ensayo (Should be experienced in surround) 1999
Tereza Rullerova / Playbour Supersonik 2015
Lotta Blokker / The Hour of the Wolf 20xx