Leonardo da Vinci:
Leonardo da Vinci (15th April 1452 – 2nd May 1519) was a truly talented artist of the renaissance period. This greatest painter is most respected and loved as an artist for his works- ‘Mona Lisa’ and ‘The Last Supper’. Apart from these works, Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Virgin of the Rocks’, ‘The Madonna of the Carnation’, ‘The Adoration of the Magi’ and his works on paper such as the ‘Vitruvian Man’ are iconic symbols of art.
Vincent Van Gogh:
This genius had his own unique style! Vincent Van Gogh (30th March 1853 – 29th July 1890) has a number of amazing paintings that prove to be an inspiration for artists all over the world. Vincent Van Gogh established ‘Expressionism’, which can be seen in his magnificent works of art. ‘Still Life: Vase with Twelve Flowers’, ‘The Café Terrace on the Place’, ‘The Starry Night’, ‘Bedroom in Arles’ etc. are a few of his famous artworks.
Wassily Kandinsky (16th December 1866 – 13th December 1944) was yet another master in the field of art. This highly talented painter was known for his abstract styles and use of geometry. This was quite different from ‘Impressionism’ and ‘Cubism’. Kandinsky’s works also show the influence of ‘Pointilism’ and his compositions had a highly complex arrangement of forms and lines that were so unique in their own way. ‘The Blue Rider’, ‘Composition VII’, ‘On White II’ and ‘Composition X’ are some of his most famous works.
Raphael Sanzio (6 April 1483 – 6th April 1520) was an Italian artist who has a large repertoire of works that speak volumes about his talent. Raphael was best known for retaining his own style while he imbibed influence from the Florentine art. This highly talented artist was particularly noted for his works during the Renaissance period. ‘Madonna and the Child’, ‘Madonna with the Fish’, ‘’ and his various portraits are a fine example of his exemplary style.
Henri Matisse (31st December 1869 – 3rd November 1954) was an exceptionally talented artist and is a prominent figure of modern art. Henri Matisse loved to use bright colours and one can see in his paintings, the use of flat shapes and very well controlled lines. This talented French artist was also a good friend of another genius artist, Pablo Picasso. ‘Woman Reading’, ‘The Goldfish’, ‘The Conversation’, ‘The Young Sailor II’ etc, are some of his famous works of art.
Pablo Picasso (25th October 1881 – 8th April 1973) was a Spanish artist who is also known widely as a founder of the Cubist style of art. His paintings can be categorized into various periods such as the Blue Period, Rose Period, Analytic Cubism etc. Cubism was a particular style he developed with the assistance of Georges Braque. To produce the desired effect, both these artists studied objects beforehand and then represented them on canvas based on their thinking and imagination of the particular lines. ‘Les Demoiselles d'Avignon’, ‘The Three Dancers’, ‘Garçon à la pipe’, ‘The Old Guitarist’ etc are some of his most famous paintings.