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Greatest Painters of All Time

Only a few of painters have created artworks that have kept their names unforgettable for centuries. These artists are considered among the greatest painters of all time.

Monday, September 16, 2019
 updated by Nil Tarhan
Greatest Painters of All Time

Greatest Painters of All Time

Painting is a unique skill and has been bestowed on a few of us. Throughout history, people with this talent were scarce enough to be pointed out in their communities. They had to face many difficulties and they inspired generations that followed them.

The most beautiful aspect of art is that it is unifying, not discriminating. Representatives of many different art movements are among the greatest painters of all time without any distinction. For centuries, painters have been painting on canvases, walls, and domes, and millions of people have traveled to foreign countries to see them. The artists who have already created this effect are described as great artists.

Whether the paintings are 30 cm or 45 cm in size, or 3 meters to 5 meters in size, what is important is the contribution of the painter's spirit. Painters create works that inebriating other people with their spontaneous feelings and make the world a better place. Whether you are evaluating these paintings in terms of art history or with amateur eyes, it is possible to feel the painter in the details of all masterstroke paintings.

We have brought together some of the greatest painters of all time, who have left their mark on the world and art history. Thanks to computer and internet, which is one of the greatest blessings of the modern world, those who do not have the opportunity to see the works of the greatest painters in place can examine all the details of their works in a virtual environment.

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Greatest Painters of All Time
Greatest Painters of All Time
Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh
Born : March 30, 1853, Zundert, Netherlands
Died : July 29, 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise, France
Notable Artworks : The Starry Night (1889), Van Gogh self-portrait (1889), Irises (1889), The Potato Eaters (1885), The Yellow House (1888)
Vincent van Gogh, who expresses himself with colors, is one of the most famous post-impressionist artists, who has made a significant impact on the history of art. It took many years for Vincent van Gogh, who was born the son of a pastor, to see art as his calling. Unhappy romantic relationships and unsuccessful working experiences he lived before dedicating himself to the art, left deep traces that shaped Vincent Van Gogh's mood.
Vincent van Gogh, who went to Belgium to study art, discovered Rubens' works and inspired from them. Vincent van Gogh went to Paris in 1886 and met with impressionist painters such as Cormon, Pissarro, Monet, and Gauguin, and he influenced from their techniques. He tried to copy their techniques and create works, but when this failed, he developed his own technique of short brush strokes, which enabled him to take his place in the history of art.
Vincent van Gogh's most productive period has been the last two or three years of his life. One of the greatest painters of all time, Vincent van Gogh has produced more than 2,100 artworks, of which 860 are oil paintings, during over a decade of art life. Vincent van Gogh, who had psychological problems and struggled with madness for many years, laid the foundations of today's modern art approach by transferring what he imagine on his mind to the canvas with his own technique.
Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
Born : October 25, 1881, Málaga, Spain
Died : April 8, 1973, Mougins, France
Notable Artworks : Guernica (1937), Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), The Old Guitarist (1904), The Weeping Woman (1937), Untitled by Picasso (1967)
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci
Born : April 15, 1452, Anchiano, Italy
Died : May 2, 1519, Château du Clos Lucé, Amboise, France
Notable Artworks : Mona Lisa (1503), The Last Supper (1498), Salvator Mundi (1500), Vitruvian Man, Adoration of the Magi (1481)
Rembrandt
Rembrandt
Born : July 15, 1606, Leiden, Netherlands
Died : October 4, 1669, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Notable Artworks : The Night Watch (1642), The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (1632), The Return of the Prodigal Son (1669), The Storm on the Sea of Galilee (1633), Syndics of the Drapers' Guild (1662)
Michelangelo
Michelangelo
Born : March 6, 1475, Caprese Michelangelo, Italy
Died : February 18, 1564, Rome, Italy
Notable Artworks : David (1504), Pieta (1499), Sistine Chapel ceiling (1512), The Last Judgement (1541), The Creation of Adam
Claude Monet
Claude Monet
Born : November 14, 1840, Rue Laffitte, Paris, France
Died : December 5, 1926, Giverny, France
Notable Artworks : Impression, Sunrise (1872), The Water Lily Pond (1899), Water Lily Pond (1900), Woman with a Parasol - Madame Monet and Her Son (1875), The Artist's Garden at Giverny (1900)
Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali
Born : May 11, 1904, Figueres, Spain
Died : January 23, 1989, Figueres, Spain
Notable Artworks : The Persistence of Memory (1931), The Great Masturbator (1929), Christ of Saint John of the Cross (1951), The Temptation of St. Anthony (1946), Young Woman at a Window (1925)
Johannes Vermeer
Johannes Vermeer
Born : October 31, 1632, Delft, Netherlands
Died : December 15, 1675, Delft, Netherlands
Notable Artworks : Girl with a Pearl Earring (1665), The Art of Painting (1666), The Milkmaid (1658), View of Delft (1661), The Little Street (1658)
Raphael
Raphael
Born : 1483, Urbino, Italy
Died : April 6, 1520, Rome, Italy
Notable Artworks : The School of Athens, Transfiguration (1520), The Sistine Madonna (1512), Stanza della Segnatura, The Marriage of the Virgin (1504)
Caravaggio
Caravaggio
Born : September 29, 1571, Milan, Italy
Died : July 18, 1610, Porto Ercole, Italy
Notable Artworks : The Calling of St Matthew (1600), Judith Beheading Holofernes (1599), Supper at Emmaus (1601), Bacchus, The Cardsharps (1594)
Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo
Born : July 6, 1907, Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico
Died : July 13, 1954, Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico
Notable Artworks : Frieda and Diego Rivera (1931), The Two Fridas (1939), The Broken Column (1944), Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (1940), Henry Ford Hospital (1932)
Jackson Pollock
Jackson Pollock
Born : January 28, 1912, Cody, WY
Died : August 11, 1956, Springs, NY
Notable Artworks : Mural (1943), Autumn Rhythm (Number 30) (1950), One: Number 31, 1950 (1950), Number 1 (Lavender Mist) (1950), Blue Poles (1952)
Gustav Klimt
Gustav Klimt
Born : July 14, 1862, Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria
Died : February 6, 1918, Vienna, Austria
Notable Artworks : The Kiss (1908), Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907), Beethoven Frieze (1902), Judith and the Head of Holofernes (1901), Death and Life (1915)
Sandro Botticelli
Sandro Botticelli
Born : March 1, 1445, Florence, Italy
Died : May 17, 1510, Florence, Italy
Notable Artworks : The Birth of Venus (1486), Primavera (1482), Adoration of the Magi (1476), Mars and Venus (1483), Madonna of the Magnificat (1481)
Francisco Goya
Francisco Goya
Born : March 30, 1746, Fuendetodos, Spain
Died : April 16, 1828, Bordeaux, France
Notable Artworks : The Third of May 1808 (1814), La Maja desnuda (1800), Saturn Devouring His Son (1823), The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (1799), The Second of May 1808 (1814)