PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Picasso is
to Art History a giant earthquake with eternal aftermaths. With the possible exception of Michelangelo (who focused his greatest efforts in sculpture and architecture), no other artist had such ambitions at the time of placing his oeuvre in the history of art. Picasso created the avant- garde. Then Picasso destroyed the avant-garde. He looked back at the masters and surpassed them all. He faced the whole history of art and single-handed redefined the tortuous relationship between work and spectator Pablo Picasso in 1962 Kollace Education Rennaisance Pvt. Ltd.
LEONARDO DA VINCI (1452-1519) For
better or for worse, Leonardo will be forever known as the author of the most famous painting of all time, the quot;Giocondaquot; or quot;Mona Lisaquot;. But he is more, much more. His humanist, almost scientific gaze, entered the art of the quattrocento and revoluted it with his sfumetto that nobody was ever able to imitate Self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci Kollace Education Rennaisance Pvt. Ltd.
GIOTTO DI BONDONE (c.1267-1337) It
has been said that Giotto was the first real painter, like Adam was the first man. We agree with the first part. Giotto continued the Byzantine style of Cimabue and other predecessors, but he earned the right to be included in gold letters in the history of painting when he added to it a quality unknown to date: the emotion Portrait of Giotto, by Paolo Uccello Kollace Education Rennaisance Pvt. Ltd.
PAUL CÉZANNE (1839-1906) quot;Cezanne is
the father of us all.quot; This lapidary phrase has been attributed to both Picasso and Matisse, and certainly it doesn't matter who actually said it, because in either case is true. While he exhibited with the Impressionist painters, Cézanne left behind the whole group to develop a style of painting never seen so far, which opened the door for the arrival of Cubism and the rest of the vanguards of the twentieth century Self-portrait of Paul Cézanne Kollace Education Rennaisance Pvt. Ltd.
REMBRANDT VAN RIJN (1606-1669) The
fascinating use of the light and shadows of his works seem to reflect his own life, moving from fame into oblivion. Rembrandt is the great master of the Dutch painting, and along with Velázquez the main figure of the 17 th century Painting. He is, in addition, the great master of the self-portrait of all times, an artist that had never show mercy at the time of depicting himself Self-portrait of Rembrandt van Rijn Kollace Education Rennaisance Pvt. Ltd.
WASSILY KANDINSKY (1866-1944) Although the
title of quot;father of abstractionquot; has been assigned to several artists, from Picasso to Turner, few painters could claim it with as much justice as Kandinsky. Many artists have achieved the emotion, but very few have changed the way we understand art. Wassily Kandinsky belongs to the latter Wassily Kandinsky Kollace Education Rennaisance Pvt. Ltd.
CLAUDE MONET (1840-1926) The importance
of Monet in the history of art is sometimes quot;forgottenquot; by the fact that Art lovers tend to see only the overwhelming beauty that emanates from the canvas, ignoring the complex technique and composition of the work ( a quot;defectquot; somehow caused by Monet himself, when he declared quot;I do not understand why people want to understand my paintings, when it is enough to enjoy them). However, Monet's experiments, including studies on the changes caused by the daylight on an object at different hours of the day, and the almost abstract quality of their quot;water liliesquot; are clearly a prologue to the Self-portrait of Claude Monet art of the twentieth century. Kollace Education Rennaisance Pvt. Ltd.
CARAVAGGIO (1571-1610) The tough and
violent Caravaggio is considered the father of Baroque painting, with his spectacular use of lights and shadows and quot;tenebristquot; scenes using complex perspectives Caravaggio Kollace Education Rennaisance Pvt. Ltd.
JOSEPH MALLORD WILLIAM TURNER (1775-1881)
Turner is the best landscape painter of the Western painting. Academic painter in his beginnings, Turner was slowly but unstoppably evolving towards a free, atmospheric style, sometimes even outlining the abstraction, which was misunderstood and rejected by critics who had admired him for decades Self-portrait of William Turner Kollace Education Rennaisance Pvt. Ltd.
JAN VAN EYCK (1390-1441) Van
Eyck is the colossal pillar on which rests the whole Flemish paintings from the later centuries, the genius of accuracy, thoroughness and perspective, well above any other artist of his time either Flemish or Italian. JAN VAN EYCK Kollace Education Rennaisance Pvt. Ltd.
ALBERT DÜRER (1471-1528) The real
Leonardo da Vinci of the Northern European Rennaisance was Dürer, a restless and innovative genious, master of the drawing and the color. He is one of the first artists to represent nature without artifice, either in his landscapes or his drawings of plants and animals Self-portrait of Alberto Durero Kollace Education Rennaisance Pvt. Ltd.
JACKSON POLLOCK (1912-1956) the major
figure of the Abstract Expressionism and the painter who divides the twentieth century between avant-garde and post-avant-gardes. His quot;dripsquot; from the period 1947-1952 are one of the milestones of contemporary art JACKSON POLLOCK Kollace Education Rennaisance Pvt. Ltd.
MICHELANGELO (1475-1564) Some readers will
be quite surprised to see the man who is, along with Picasso, the greatest artistic genius of all time out of the quot;top tenquot; of this list, but the fact is that even Michelangelo defined himself as quot;sculptorquot;, and even his painted masterpiece (the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel) looks like a painted sculpture. Nevertheless, a masterpiece of this caliber is sufficient to guarantee him a place of honor in the history of painting MICHELANGELO Kollace Education Rennaisance Pvt. Ltd.
PAUL GAUGUIN (1848-1903) One of
the most fascinating figures in the history of painting, his works moved from Impressionism (soon abandoned) to the symbolsism, colorful and vigorous, shown is his paintings in Polynesia. Matisse and Fauvism can not be understood without the works of Paul Gauguin Self-portrait of Paul Gauguin Kollace Education Rennaisance Pvt. Ltd.
FRANCISCO DE GOYA (1746-1828) Goya
is an enigma. In the whole History of Art few figures are as complex for the study as the artist born in Fuendetodos, Spain. Enterprising and indefinable, a painter with no rival in all his life, Goya was the painter of the Court and the painter of the people. He was a religious painter and a mystical painter. He was the author of the beauty and eroticism of the Maja desnuda and the creator of the explicit horror of The executions of May 3rd. He was an oil painter, a fresco painter, a sketcher and an engraver. And he never stopped his metamorphosis Self-portrait Francisco de Goya & Dr. Arrieta Kollace Education Rennaisance Pvt. Ltd.
VINCENT VAN GOGH (1853-1890) Few
names in the history of painting are now as famous as Van Gogh, despite the complete neglect he suffered in life. His works, strong and personal, are one of the greatest influences in the painting of the twentieth century, especially in the German Expressionism Self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh Kollace Education Rennaisance Pvt. Ltd.
ÉDOUARD MANET (1832-1883) Manet was
the origin of Impressionism, a revolutionary in a time of great artistic revolutions. The quot;Olympiaquot; or quot;Déjeuner sur l'Herbequot; opened the way for the great figures of the Impressionism Self-portrait of Édouard Manet Kollace Education Rennaisance Pvt. Ltd.
MARK ROTHKO (1903-1970) The influence
of Rothko in the history of painting is yet to quantify, because the truth is that almost 40 years after his death the influence of the large masses of color and the emotion of Rothko's large canvases continues to increase in many painters of the 21st century MARK ROTHKO Kollace Education Rennaisance Pvt. Ltd.
HENRI MATISSE (1869-1954) Art critics
tend to regard Matisse as the greatest exponent of the twentieth century painting, only surpassed by Picasso. This is an exaggeration, although the almost pure use of color in some of his works strongly influenced many of the following avant-gardes HENRI MATISSE - self portrait Kollace Education Rennaisance Pvt. Ltd.
RAFAEL (1483-1520) Picasso is to
Art History a giant earthquake with eternal aftermaths. With the possible exception of Michelangelo (who focused his greatest efforts in sculpture and architecture), no other artist had such ambitions at the time of placing his oeuvre in the history of art. Picasso created the avant- garde. Then Picasso destroyed the avant-garde. He looked back at the masters and surpassed them all. He faced the whole history of art and single-handed redefined the tortuous relationship between work and spectator Self-portrait of Rafael Kollace Education Rennaisance Pvt. Ltd.