Artists

Michelangelo Buonarroti

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Michelangelo  Buonarroti

Michelangelo Buonarroti; High Renaissance Famous Artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who is commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance painter. Among other things, he was a sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. His versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci. In his lifetime Michelangelo was...

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Vincent van Gogh

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Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh; Famous Artist, Genius or Insane? Vincent van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter. Van Gogh’s work, which was notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color, had a huge and far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. Van Gogh started to draw early in life, when he was a child. He continued to draw throughout the years that led up to his decision to become an artist. Vincent did not begin painting until he was in his late twenties. He completed many of his best-known works during the last two years of his life. In...

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Claude Monet

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Claude Monet

Claude Monet- Famous Artist and a Founder of Impressionism Monet’s name is synonymous with Impressionism and he was one of the founders of French impressionist painting. Claude Monet was born on November 14th, 1840 and died December 5th, 1926. He was the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy of expressing one’s perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant). In 1845, his family moved to Le Havre in...

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Pablo Picasso

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Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso – a Most Famous Artist As one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, known as Pablo Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer who spent most of his adult life in France. He is widely known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the great variety of styles he helped develop and explore. During Picasso’s early years he demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent,...

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Leonardo da Vinci

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci – a Most Famous Artist Leonardo da Vinci (Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci), (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, etc. His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a man of “unquenchable curiosity” and “feverishly inventive imagination”. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and possibly the...

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