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Famous Paintings by Famous Artists

Famous Painting Artists of All Time

From earlier times, painting has been one of man’s most creative art forms. So there are very famous artists and equally famous paintings have been created.

Some Famous Painters:

Jan Vermeer:(1632-1675)Johannes_Vermeer

He was one of the greatest masters of genre painting and one of a great and famous artists, which depicts scenes of everyday life. He worked slowly, and in his lifetime produced only forty pictures. These were usually of the interior of houses, with only one or two people at work or play. Most of his works have an air of stillness and calm. He was a dutch painter. His twelve painting masterpieces have been collected by the Louvre museum in Paris.

He was considered one of historically greatest painter. His famous painting is a girl with earring is depicted on right side.


Leonardo Da Vinci:(1452–1519)

Leonardo was born on April 15, 1452, “at the third hour of the night” imona lisan the Tuscan hill town of Vinci, in the lower valley of the Arno River in the territory of Florence. He was an Italian Renaissance polymath whose areas of interest included invention,  painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering,  literature, anatomy,  geology, astronomy,  botany, writing, history, and cartography.

He has been variously called the father of palaeontology, ichnology, and architecture, and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Sometimes credited with the inventions of the parachute, helicopter and tank, he epitomised the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo was, and is, renowned primarily as a painter. Among his works, the Mona Lisa is the most famous and most parodied portrait and The Last Supper the most reproduced religious painting of all time. Leonardo’s drawing of the Vitruvian Man is also regarded as a cultural icon, being reproduced on items as varied as the euro coin, textbooks, and T-shirts. Perhaps fifteen of his paintings have survived. Nevertheless, these few works, together with his notebooks, which contain drawings, scientific diagrams, and his thoughts on the nature of painting, compose a contribution to later generations of artists rivalled only by that of his contemporary, Michelangelo.

Vincent Van Gogh:(1853-1890)

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) is one of the Netherlands’ most famous artists. Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. His tragic life ended with a suicide. He painted only in the last 10 years of his life. In that short period, he produced 100 of paintings and sketches. He is a famous artists of his era. His early work is characterized as dark, solid colours. In 1886, he went to Paris then his painting gets brighter and greyer. His painting such as Sun Flowers, Sower and La Mousme are his masterpiece.

sun flower by van gogh

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin(1699 –1779):

He was one of the most famous artists of France and considered as Master in still life painting. He is also noted for his genre paintings which depict kitchen maid’s, children, and domestic activities. Carefully balanced composition, soft diffusion of light, and granular impasto characterize his work. Chardin worked very slowly and painted only slightly more than 200 pictures (about four a year) total.  At a time when history painting was considered the supreme classification for public art, Chardin’s subjects of choice were viewed as minor categories. He favored simple yet beautifully textured still lifes, and sensitively handled domestic interiors and genre paintings. Simple, even stark, paintings of common household items (Still Life with a Smoker’s Box) and an uncanny ability to portray children’s innocence in an unsentimental manner nevertheless found an appreciative audience in his time, and account for his timeless appeal.

Michelangelo:(1475 – 1564)

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni  was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet of the High Renaissance born in the Republic of Florence, who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.Considered to be the greatest living artist during his lifetime, he has since been described as one of the greatest artists of all time. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, 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 his rival and fellow Florentine Medici client, Leonardo da Vinci.

Michelangelo began painting with the later episodes in the narrative, the pictures including locational details and groups of figures, the Drunkenness of Noah being the first of this group. In the later compositions, painted after the initial scaffolding had been removed, Michelangelo made the figures larger.One of the central images, The Creation of Adam is one of the best known and most reproduced works in the history of art. The final panel, showing the Separation of Light from Darkness is the broadest in style and was painted in a single day. As the model for the Creator, Michelangelo has depicted himself in the action of painting the ceiling.

creation of Adam


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