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To represent objects or figures on a flat surface (such as stone, wood, or canvas) by applying colors is known as painting. Men have always been impelled to depict objects, people, animals, or even ideas (gods, for example) in this way. The earliest known examples are the paintings on the walls of caves. Examples of primitive cave paintings exist which show a high degree of skill. Such paintings often represent only hunting scenes. Many thousands of years later, frescoes and decorations for dwellings appeared.

After the cave paintings of primitive man had evolved into the frescoes of the Byzantine period, Giotto, of the Middle Ages, broke through the formal ideas of the Byzantine period to paint human beings in a warm and natural way. He laid the foundation on which the works of the Siena school were based, and his great successor was Fra Angelico, with his painting of The Annunciation. Later came Botticelli with his great pictures of Spring and the Birth of Venus. In the late 1400s and early 1500s, certain painters in Italy began to paint and make sculpture in new styles, partly inspired by the art and ideas of ancient Greece and Borne. This change in painting was part of a larger change in all the arts, later called the Renaissance.

Artist painters list - Leonardo da Vinci - Mona Lisa

Famous paintings by famous artists: Leonardo da Vinci - Mona Lisa

Famous paintings by famous artists: Raphael - School of Athens

Famous paintings by famous artists: Raphael - School of Athens

Artist painters list: Marc Chagall - The Reclining Poet

Famous paintings by famous artists: Marc Chagall - The Reclining Poet

Artist painters list: Vincent van Gogh - Sunflowers

Famous paintings by famous artists: Vincent van Gogh - Sunflowers


The following artist painters list is a brief selection of famous and important painters together with characteristic works. In this artist painters list are represented famous paintings by famous artists

Giotto (12667-1337, Italian) - Mourning of Christ

Jan van Eyck (13867-1440, Flemish) - The Arnolfini portrait

Fra Angelico (1387-1455, Italian) - Annunciation

Uccelio (1397-1475, ltalian)-flouf of San Romano

Masaccio (1401-1428, Italian) - Madonna and Child

Piero della Francesca (14167-1492, Italian) – Baptism

Giovanni Bellini (1437-1516, Italian) - Madonna of the Meadow

Sandro Botticelli (1444-1510, Italian) - Primavera Hieronymus

Bosch (1457-1516, Flemish)-Ship of Fools

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519, Italian) - Mona Lisa

Albrecht Durer (1471-1528, German) - Adoration of the Magi

Michelangelo (1475-1564, Italian) - Creation of Adam

Titian (1477-1576, Italian) - Portrait of a Man

Raphael (1483-1520, Italian) - School of Athens (See Raphael Sanzio artwork)

Hans Holbein (1477-1543, German) - Ambassadors

Tintoretto (1518-1594, Italian) - Origin of the Milky Way

Pieter Bruegel (1557-1569, Flemish) - Hunters in the Snow

El Greco (1547-1614, Spanish) - Burial of Count Orgaz

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640, Flemish) - Chapeau de Paille

Frans Hals (1587-1666, Dutch) - Laughing Cavalier

Nicholas Poussin (1594-1665, French) - Bacchanal

Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641, Flemish) - Charles I of England

Velasquez (1599-1660, Spanish) - Surrender of Breda

Claude (1600-1682, French) - Cephalus and Procris

Rembrandt (1606-1669, Dutch) - Night Watch

Jan Vermeer (1632-1675, Dutch) - Artist in his Studio

Antoine Watteau (1684-1721, French)

William Hogarth (1697-1764, English) - The Shrimp Girl

J. B. S. Chardin (1699-1779, French) - The Reading Lesson

Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788, English) - Blue Boy

Francisco Goya (1746-1828, Spanish) – Parasol

William Blake (1757-1827, English) - God Creating Adam

J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851, English) - Interior at Pet-worth

John Constable (1776-1837, English) - Brighton Beach

Edouard Manet (1832-1883, French) - La Musique aux Tuileries

Edgar Degas (1834-1917, French )- L'absinthe

James A. M. Whistler (1834-1903, American) – Little White Girl

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906, French) - Chapelet

Claude Monet (1840-1926, French) - Madame Gaudibert

Pierre Renoir (1841-1919, French)- Umbrellas

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903, French) - la Orana Maria

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890, Dutch) - Sunflowers

Georges Seurat (1859-1891, French) - Baignade

Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901, French) - At the Moulin Rouge

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944, Russian-born) - Bright Picture 1913

Henri Matisse (1869-1954, French) - La Desserte

Georges Rouault (1871-1958, French) - The Three Judges

Piet Mondrian (1872-1944, Dutch) - Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue

Paul Klee (1879-1940, Swiss) - Girl's Adventure

Pablo Picasso (Spanish) – Guernica

Georges Braque (1882-1963, French) - Guitare et Pichet

Oskar Kokoschka (Austrian) - Polperro, Cornwall

Marc Chagall (Belarus) - The Reclining Poet

Grant Wood (1892-1942, American) - American Gothic

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956, American) - Painting 1952

The subjects of the Benaissance painters were less religious and traditional and the style of painting paid more attention to the details and shape of the human body. Among the greatest of these painters were Baphael, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. These three artists worked together for a time in the Vatican, Bome. The great Venetian school produced such masterpieces as Gorgione's Sleeping Venus, while in Germany the work of Albrecht Durer and Hans Holbein was supreme.

In the 1600s, the Bolognese school in Italy was founded with the aim of selecting the finest qualities of the painters who had gone before them. Carracci, Tiepolo, and Canaletto were among the great names, and in Spain, Velasquez achieved great fame with his portrait of Philip IV of Spain.

El Greco, a Cretan who began painting in the middle of the 16th century, has become known as the father of modern painting despite the fact that his work was done many years ago. He did most of his work in Spain.

The 18th century in England saw the rise of the great satirical paintings of Hogarth, which were a bitter commentary on his society, and also those of Sir Joshua Beynolds, and Gainsborough, whose elegant paintings are familiar to this day. Constable eventually revolutionized landscape painting, and Turner was among the first artists to attempt to depict the shifting, insubstantial qualities of light and air.

In the 18th century the elegant paintings of Watteau and Fragonard depicted the mannered life of pre-Bevolutionary France. During the 19th century the harsh realism of the Spanish painter Goya contrasted with the French classicism of David, and the Bomanticism of Prudhoun and Delacroix.

Eventually, many artists began experimenting with styles and techniques, and the great Impressionist movement finally emerged. This was based partly on the invention of new chemical colors that permitted an entirely new approach to painting. The ultimate invention of the photograph drove many painters away from the actual representation of objects to the abstract style of painting.

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