If you are a new at art, you should definitely take some time to learn about the most important artists that have left a great legacy to whole humanity. There are of course, various forms of art, and subsequently there are various artists. Nonetheless, today we will mention five most influential in the greatest painters of all time that have left a mark on history, and that have influenced art as well as people who are viewing it.
1. Leonardo Da Vinci
You have probably heard about Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci was a famous Renaissance painter, but he was also a scientist and an inventor. His famous work include: the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper. Leonardo da Vinci was an incredibly talented man who is interested in various things, and was a true representation of the Renaissance humanist ideal. He’s genius could not be constrained in just one form of art, and his creativity surpassed various disciplines both artistic and scientific. Still, he is renowned primarily as a painter.
2. Michelangelo Michelangelo was in fact a contemporary of Leonardo da Vinci, and yet another famous Italian sculptor and painter. In addition to that Michelangelo was also a successful architect, a poet and an engineer. Michelangelo too is one of the contenders for the title of the archetypical Renaissance man. When it comes to his best-known works, those are certainly sculptures the Pieta and David, as well as the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Even during his lifetime he was often called Il Divino, which means the Divine One – a nickname he received from his contemporaries who admired his artistic qualities.
3. Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso is considered to be not only one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, but also the co-founder of an important artistic movement called Cubist. Moreover, he was also a Spanish painter, sculptor, stage designer and playwright, poet, ceramicist and printmaker. In addition to that, Pablo Picasso also explored variety of styles in order to express his creativity. His most famous works are Guernica and Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.
4. Claude Monet
The French impressionist is mostly remembered for his paintings. The entire impressionist movement was named after the title of his painting Impression, soleillevant. He firmly believed that that one should express his own perceptions before nature, which is the philosophy of the entire movement. Monet was a prolific painter, whose lifelong ambition was to document the French countryside and its changing of light and passing of seasons.
5. Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh is yet another famous painter whose work had an immense influence on 20th-century art. Van Gogh belongs to a post-impressionist painting movement, and his paintings usually portray landscapes and portraits as well as self-portraits. In fact, Van Gogh did not even paint until his late 20s, and some of his best works were products of the last two years of his life. In a little over a decade he managed to produce more than 2000 artworks which include his oil paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints and sketches.