Painting has always been an interesting concept and has always engaged everyone it the extravagant art of indulging yourself in the world of artistic foundation of imagination. Painting a picture is the basic ideas and imagination of a person which is reflected on the canvas and it explores the creativity of the painter. There are several painters all around the world who has made their mark in the world of sculpturing and art.
10) Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)
He has been the greatest painter of all times. Not only being a painter but he is also a draughtsman and sculptor of all times recognized as a key figure of the Italian High Renaissance in Florence as well as Rome. He has produced some of the best drawings of the renaissance. Some of his marble cravings has flawless beauty to it and are polished with class. He has proved his absolute technical mastery with all of his artifacts and sculptors.
9) Rembrandt Van Rijn (1606-69)
He has been the greatest painter of the renaissance period and this statement cannot be argued upon as it has been proved that this man has sheer excellence in his work of art. The elusive Dutch realist genius created a large number of excellent masterpieces which had some of the finest examples of history painting, group and individual portraiture, genre paintings, still life and even a good collection of self portraits. An introduction of revolutionary realism into the world of painting came into existence due to van Rijn for his famous character and emotional content of his canvases.
8) Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
He is known for the paintings of his blue and rose periods, his shorter African period and even his co-invention of analytically and synthetic cubism with Georges Braque, Picasso etc. His creations have a profound effect on the development of modern and contemporary art movements including constructivism, futurism, Orphism, purism and vorticism and also include Dada and surrealism and even on contemporary painters and sculptors. Probably he is the most influential artist of the 20th century and he was also known as one of the greatest expressionist painters and even as a semi abstract artist.
7) Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)
Leonardo Da Vinci has always and often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance man and still today he is remembered as the man of art and creation. He is known for his skills in painting, sculptor, architecture, music, mathematics, engineering, invention, anatomist, geologist, cartography, botanist and even a brilliant writer. Leonardo has mostly been known for his paintings among which “The Mona Lisa” is the most famous and known as a parodied portrait of a female. “The Last Supper” is also the most reproduced and religious painting of all time.
6) JMW Turner (1775-1851)
Joseph Mallord William Turner was a British romantic landscape painter who used water colors and printmakers to create his beautiful art works. William Turner was considered as a controversial figure in his days but now he is regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence rivaling history paintings. Even though he is known for his watercolor landscape paintings, he was also known for his oil paintings. He is one of the greatest masters of British watercolor landscape painting and commonly known as the painter of light. Romantic preface of impressionism was the phrase given to his work. His work sites the expression of abstract art in the early twentieth century.
5) Donatello (1386-1466)
Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardi who is popularly known as Donatello in the art world was born in Florence, Italy. His work mainly comprises of low relief statues, usually which are created from wood of bronze. His artworks seem insignificant but the main attractions of his work are the details that are emphasized by him in his small art marvels. He was one of the famous forerunners of Florentine art which makes a way for the renaissance Art. He was more into sculptures and statuettes than paintings.
4) Claude Monet (1840-1926)
Oscar-Claude Monet was known as the key figure in the impressionist movement that has transformed French painting in the second half of the nineteenth century. During his course of career, Monet consistently depicted the landscape and leisure activities of Paris. He led his way in the twentieth century modernism by development of unique style that he depicted on his canvas with the awesome act of perceiving nature and art.
3) Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Auguste Rodin was born in a working class district of Paris as the Mouffetard and he was even a French sculptor. Rodin is generally considered as the progenitor of modern art and sculpture as he has attractive art pieces to display. He was traditionally schooled and took craftsman like approach to his work and even desired academic recognition as he was never accepted in Paris’s foremost school of art.
2) Jan Van Eyck (1390-1441)
Jan Van Eyck is one of the most famous member of the art family of painters as traditionally it was believed to be originated from the town of Maaseik in the diocese of Liege. His work epitomized in the Ghent Altarpiece which brought an unprecedented realism to the themes and figures of late medieval art. He pursued a career at two courts.
1) Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
Peter Paul Rubens was the greatest Flemish artists of the seventeenth century which were prominent figures on an international stage from the Catholic Church and the royal courts with the commercial centers of Europe. As a painter he created religious pictures, mythological scenes, classical and modern history and portraits. He has a broader impact on the minds of all.