The 10 Most Famous Painters of All Time

A painter is someone who creates 2-dimensional artwork in the form of paintings. Not only in Indonesia, but in this world there are so many names of famous painters. Their works are capable of inspiring many people and bringing deep admiration. The following article will discuss who the painters whose names are so well known in the world to date. Here comes the list of 10 most famous painters of all time.

10. Titian
Titian painter is one of the most famous painters of all time whose paintings are able to enact the admiration of many people. Titian used to paint something of a worldly, sexual and mythological nature. Each painting seemed to give a message of joy in an erotic painting.

One of his most famous art works is called Venus of Urbino. Venus of Urbino is a painting depicting the goddess Venus. In this painting, Titian describes a woman who is not wearing clothes that are lying down in a chair.



9. Paul Cezanne
“Cezanne is the father of us all,” such words are given to reward artwork that has resulted from Paul Cezanne’s brush strokes. When Cezanne became known as an impressionist painter, Cezanne left the group of painters and began to develop her own painting style.

The painting style introduced by Cezanne is really a new and unusual painting style. This is what opened the door to the flow of Cubism painting in the 20th century. Throughout his career as a famous painter, the most memorable work is Mont Sainte-Victoire seen from Bellevue.



8. Michelangelo
Michelangelo is known by the world as a sculptor, painter, and also a famous architect. Michelangelo’s name is often compared to the names of several famous painters such as Raphael, Leonardo Da Vinci and Massacio. Although included as one of the world’s most famous painters, Michelangelo more call himself as a sculptor.

The greatest work of Michelangelo is an illustrated biblical story found on the Sistine Chapel ceiling in the Vatican. His work is based on one of the chapters in Genesis. Where the book of Genesis is a book that tells how the world and first humans were originally created.


7. Rembrandt

A famous Dutch artist who lived in the era of 1606 up to 1669. Art results that he created is the result of a perfect mix of light and shadow. The result seemed to illustrate the light and dark side of his life journey as a painter.

In making works of art, Rembrandt can be spelled out a little affected by the painting style of Titian. a warm blend of color, thickness of paintings, and brush strokes that dare to be Rembrandt’s style in creating paintings. There are two famous Rembrandt paintings namely The Jewish Bride and The Storm of The Sea of ​​Galilee.


6. Raphael
Together with Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo, the three of them became the most famous painters from Italy. Raphael was also the first to respond to the famous Leonardo Da Vinci Monalisa paintings. From the Monalisa painting, Raphael then made a painting similar to the Monalisa which is named with Portrait of Maddalena Doni.

The work of Raphael is much liked by people. Some of his famous works include Mond Crucifixion, Portrait of Maddalena Doni, and Wedding of The Virgin. It is believed that some of the achievements achieved by Raphael exceeded that of Leonardo.



5. Giotto Di Bondone

Many consider that Di Bondone was the first painter, as Adam became the first man created by God in Catholicism. This is revealed because Giotto continues the flow of paint called Byzantine and also some other famous paint flow is very old.

Giotto di Bondone is an Italian painter who is also known as an architect from 1267 to 1337. There are two of his most famous works in the world namely Scrovegni Chapel Frescoes and also Campanile.





4. Vincent van Gogh
The year 1853-1890 was the year in which the famous Dutch painter lived, Vincent Van Gogh. There is no one in the world who does not know his name. In the art world Van Gogh is known as a famous painter wing impressionist. His artwork is known as one of the inspirations of painters in the 20th century.

As an impressionistist painter, there are three well-known works of Van Gogh art in the world. The three paintings are Sunflowers, The Starry Night, and Cafe Terrace at Night.



3. Masaccio

Tommaso Masaccio, that’s the full name of this famous Italian painter. His name may not be as well known as other painters like Leonardo Da vinci, Raphael or Michelangelo. Masaccio is one of the painters who uses the laws of scientific perspective in every work of art he makes.

Masaccio died at a very young age of 26 when he was working on the Brancacci Chapel Frescoes of The Life of St. Peter. But even though Masaccio died at a young age, there are 3 famous paintings in the world namely brancacci Chapel, Pisa Altarpiece, and Holy Trinity.



2. Leonardo Da Vinci

Surely you know Monalisa painting is not it? Monalisa painting was made by a famous Italian painter named Leonardo Da Vinci. Not only known as a painter, Da Vinci is also a sculptor, architect, engineer, mathematician, and also a scientist. The number of things he can do to make him dubbed the ‘Universal Genius’.

Throughout his life as a painter 1452-1519, Da Vinci has been known through his beautiful works. In this world, there are 4 of his work are very well known as one of whom we know is Monalisa, other paintings include The Last Supper, The vitruvian Man, and Lady with An Ermine.


1. Pablo Picasso

This is the most famous painter in the world, Pablo Picasso. Is a Spanish painter, a modern Cubistist. His work has been recognized by the world as a work that is second to none. Each brush stroke always amazes many people. The results of his work also has a very high value.

Vincent van Gogh, the Crazy Artist with a Work Beyond the Age

Vincent Willem van Gogh is one of the most famous painters in history. He is a Dutch post-impressionist painter.

Ironically, his name and his works are just beginning to be recognized and internationally recognized after he died.
A number of observers of art assess the paintings of Van Gogh has exceeded his time.
Throughout his hard-earned life, Van Gogh has made 2,100 works of art, including 860 oil paintings. But as he lived it, there was only 1 painting that sold.
Yet at this time, after death, almost all of Van Gogh’s work has been sold. Some of his works are even listed as the most expensive paintings in the world. Some of his phenomenal paintings include Portrait of Dr. Gachet, The Starry Night, and The Potato Eaters.

Before choosing a plunge as a painter, Van Gogh had been a saleswoman in his uncle’s art gallery in London, England. He also served as God’s minister in Borinage, Belgium – a coal mining area occupied by the poor.
Zundert-born man, the Netherlands, March 30, 1853 began to decide to become a painter in 1881 on his return from Borinage, Belgium.
There is no final word to begin, Van Gogh thought at the age of 27 years later. His determination was unanimous, though many people around him, including his extended family, did not approve of his decision.
The only faithful person to support Van Gogh’s decision in total is Theo van Gogh, his beloved sister.
Since childhood, two of the six brothers were very close indeed. Theo always supports her sister’s career choices. Even as a poor artist, Van Gogh gets financial support from Theo who is a successful businessman.

During the painting, Van Gogh lives on. He had painted various objects in several cities in the Netherlands and France.
But while living in Arles, France, Van Gogh suffered from an acute mental disorder.
For no apparent reason, in December 1888, he cut off his left ear and gave it to a prostitute. Of course this makes him to be hospitalized.
Van Gogh was also treated at the Mental Hospital of Saint-Remy, France, in 1889-1990.
But despite being treated at RSJ, Vincent remained diligent in painting. Many of his phenomenal works were born in RSJ Saint-Remy, among them The Starry Night, The Olive Trees, and Country Road in Provence by Night.

Theo brother is the figure behind the consistency of Van Gogh in the work. Repeatedly the psychiatric illness of Van Gogh relapsed, repeatedly also Theo bear the cost of his treatment. Theo continues to supply canvas, paint, pencils, paper, and other painting tools for his sister wherever he is, including in a mental hospital.
Theo also tirelessly tries to sell Van Gogh paintings that he believes are good and worth.
Theo failed to sell Van Gogh’s paintings, but Theo’s wife, Johanna Bonger, continued the struggle of her husband to sell the paintings until finally one by one Van Gogh’s painting began to be known and known to the world.

Van Gogh died at the age of 37 years on July 28, 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.
After Van Gogh died, the health of Theo the younger brother gradually deteriorated. Theo then fell ill, allegedly feeling deeply deprived of the death of Van Gogh.
Six months after Van Gogh died, Theo finally overtook the age-old in Utrecht, The Netherlands, on January 25, 1891. His body was buried adjacent to the tomb of Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise.
The figure of the brothers who are very close and loving each other is then immortalized into two statues of their figures built in Zundert, the birthplace of both.

Van Gogh’s phenomenal life story is immortalized into a biographical novel by Irving Stone.
Stone wrote the book Lust for Life after doing serious research by reading the letters and diaries ever made by Van Gogh, interviewing people who knew Vincent, and coming to locations in Europe where he lived.
The 1934 book exploded on the market and made the name Irving Stone known as one of the best biographical writers in the world.
The story in the book was later adapted into the same film, Lust for Life, by Vincente Minelli in 1956. The film, starring Kirk Douglas was successfully won 1 Oscar and won 3 other Oscar nominations.

In addition to being immortalized in books and films, the life story of Vincent van Gogh is also immortalized into songs and often performed on theatrical performances.
Don McLean, a United States musician, created a song titled Vincent (Starry Starry Night) which he dedicated to commemorating Vincent van Gogh.

The works of Vincent van Gogh are still admired and enjoyed by art lovers today. In Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Van Gogh Museum was built to commemorate the works and relics of the Windmill painter.
Until now, the life story of Vincent van Gogh is also still read and watched by many people. His story even inspired others who lived after his time.

Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian woman who is now a professor at Stanford University, United States, claimed to be inspired by Lust for Life book. The woman who won the Fields Medal in 2014 – an international award in the field of four-year mathematics, admitted to being deeply impressed by Van Gogh’s biographical novel for telling how enthusiastic, total, and detailed the maestro is in working.