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Top 10 Painters Of Reknown

Top 10 Artists / Painters of all time

1. Leonardo Da Vinci (1452–1519) Renaissance painter, scientist, inventor, and more. Da Vinci is one of most famous painters in the world for his iconic Mona Lisa and Last Supper.

2. Vincent Van Gogh (1853–1890). Dutch post-impressionist painter.
Famous paintings include; Sunflowers, The Starry night, and Cafe Terrace at Night.

3. Rembrandt (1606–1669) Dutch Master. One of the greatest painters, admired for his vivid realism.
Famous paintings include The Jewish Bride and The Storm of the Sea of Galilee.

4. Michelangelo (1475–1564) Renaissance sculptor, painter and architect.
Famous paintings include his epic ceiling mural on the Sistine Chapel.
 5. Claude Monet (1840–1926) French impressionist painter. ;  Famous paintings include Waterlilies, Women in Garden, and Impression Sunrise.

6. Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) Spanish, modern ‘cubist’ painter.
 Famous works include Guernica and Bird of Peace.

7. Raphael (1483–1520) Italian painter. Raphael, da Vinci and Michelangelo make up the high Renaissance trinity.
Famous paintings include Mond Crucifixion and The Wedding of the Virgin.

8. August Renoir (1841–1919) French painter, one of the early pioneers of impressionism. Also influenced by Italian renaissance.
Famous works include Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette and On the Terrace.

9. Jan Vermeer (1632–1675) Dutch painter who specialised in genre painting – vivid depictions of still life.
Famous paintings include :
View of Delft, Girl With a Pearl Earring, and The Milkmaid.

10. Paul Cezanne (1839–1906) French post-impressionist painter.
Famous paintings include:
 The Card Players and Still Life with a Curtain.

More Art And Artists

Henri Matisse

No artist is as closely tied to the sensual pleasures of color as Henri Matisse. His work was all about sinuous curves rooted in the traditions of figurative art, and was always focused on the beguiling pleasures of pigment and hue. “I am not a revolutionary by principle,” he once said. “What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter…a soothing, calming influence on the mind, something like a good armchair.”
Famous Works: Woman with a hat, Woman reading

Jackson Pollock

Hampered by alcoholism, self-doubt and clumsiness as a conventional painter, Pollock transcended his limitations in a brief but incandescent period between 1947 and 1950 when he produced the drip abstractions that cemented his renown. Eschewing the easel to lay his canvases fait on the floor, he used house paint straight from the can, flinging and dribbling thin skeins of pigment that left behind a concrete record of his movements—a technique that would become known as action painting.
Works : Abstract Expressionism- Autumn rhythm, blue poles

Edvard Munch

I scream, you scream we all scream for Munch’s The Scream, the Mona Lisa of anxiety. In 2012, a pastel version of Edvard Munch’s iconic evocation of modern angst fetched a then-astronomical price of $120 million at auction (a benchmark which has since been bested several times). Munch’s career was more than just a single painting. He’s generally acknowledged as the precursor to Expressionism, influencing artists such 20th-century artists as Egon Schiele, Erich Heckel and Max Beckmann.
Famous work – The Scream

Gustav Klimt

The fin de siècle Viennese Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt is know for using gold leaf, something he picked up on while visiting the famous Byzantine frescoes in Ravenna Italy. He most famously put the idea to use in his masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I—also know as Austria’s Mona Lisa—a painting looted by the Nazis during World War II. The story of its eventual return to its rightful owner served as the basis of the film, Woman In Gold, starring Helen Mirren. Another Klimt painting, The Kiss, is equally iconic.
Famous Work : The tree of life , The Kiss

Salvador Dalí

Dalí was effectively Warhol before there was a Warhol. Like Andy, Dalí courted celebrity almost as an adjunct to his work. With their melting watches and eerie blasted landscapes, Dalí’s paintings were the epitome of Surrealism, and he cultivated an equally outlandish appearance, wearing a long waxed mustache that resembled cat whiskers. Ever the consummate showman, Dalí once declared, “I am not strange. I am just not normal.”
Works: The Persistence of Memory, Galatea of the Spheres and The Great Masturbator. Salvador Dali. The Burning Giraffe (1937) Tuna Fishing (1967) The Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee (1944) Galatea of the Spheres (1952) Metamorphosis of Narcissus (1937)

Andy Warhol

Technically, Warhol didn’t invent Pop Art, but he became the Pope of Pop by taking the style out of the art world and bringing it into the world of fashion and celebrity. Starting out as a commercial artist, he brought the ethos of advertising into fine art, even going so far as to say, “Making money is art.” Such sentiments blew away the existential pretensions of Abstract Expressionism. Although he’s famous for subjects such as Campbell’s Soup, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, his greatest creation was himself.

Frida Kahlo

The Mexican artist and feminist icon was a performance artist of paint, using the medium to lay bare her vulnerabilities while also constructing a persona of herself as an embodiment of Mexico’s cultural heritage. Her most famous works are the many surrealistic self-portraits in which she maintains a regal bearing even as she casts herself as a martyr to personal and physical suffering—anguishes rooted in a life of misfortunes that included contracting polio as a child, suffering a catastrophic injury as a teenager, and enduring a tumultuous marriage to fellow artist Diego Rivaera.

The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci

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