For a very long time there have been various painters who became famous for their wonderful paintings and the great artworks. Painting and drawing began from the early man who drew on cave walls but from the 13th to 20th century, we began to see fantastic western, French and other Spanish painters who got much fame in their time-frames. The painters have been known for their work, the world’s museums reflect how perfect those people were in their creative and innovative ideas. This is why, until today they are known for their great art work.
Here are the top 10 best and most famous western painters of all times until 2017
10. JOSEPH MALLARD WILLIAM TURNER (1775-1851)
If you thought that there was the best landscape artist of all times then know no other rather than Mallord William. He started as an academic painter but his humble beginnings turned out to be great, Turner slowly grew to become a very good artist whose drawings were sometimes misunderstood and rejected by the same critics who had admired him for decades. But he is well known because his drawings were later understood and were noted to be very impressive
9. CARAVAGGIO (1571-1610)
The very tough and violent painter is known to be the founding father of Decorative painting, he was the one who came up with us of lights and shadows in his drawings. By starting using the things that I have mentioned earlier he started to become famous and very many painters began to emulate his drawings, he is known for creating the ‘Caravaggisti’ style.
8. CLAUDE MONET (1840-1926)
The guy’s significance in the historical development of art and craft is at times neglected. Those who love his art work tend to see only the irresistible beauty that comes from his art work. However, they ignore the complexity of his technique and composition of the work (a “deficiency” somehow caused by Monet himself, when he stated that “I do not understand why everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love”). Nevertheless, Monet’s experiments, which include studies on changes in an object caused by daylight at different times of the day; and the almost nonconcrete quality of his “water lilies,” are evidently a prologue to the art of the twentieth century.
7. WASSAIL KANDINSKY (1866-1944)
The title father of abstraction has been given to many artist, from Picasso to Turner, very few artistes deserved it with much justice as the way Kandinsky acquired it. Quite a great number of artists have greatly succeeded in expressing emotions in their art but expressing not expressing the great skill and creativity. Wassily Kandinsky was one of the chosen few who could express it in their work.
6. DIEGO VELAZQUEZ (1599-1660)
Together with his counterpart Rembrandt, he was one of the pinnacles of Decorative painting. But different from the Dutch artists, the painter from Seville came from a comfortable but rigid courtesan society. Nonetheless, Velazquez besides being a painter was also an innovator, he was known to be a painter of the atmosphere two centuries before Turner and the Impressionists, which it is shown in his colossal royal paintings, but also in his small and memorable sketches of the Villa Medici.
5. REMBRANDT VAN RINK (1606-1669)
The captivating use of the shadows and light in Rembrandt’s works seems to reflect his life, moving from fame to oblivion. Rembrandt is known to be one the greatest of Dutch painters, and alongside with Velazquez, they bring about the true figure of the 17th century painting. He is, also, the master of the self-portrait.
4. PAUL CEZANNE (1839-1906)
He is said to be the “father of all of us”. The well-known quote has been accredited to both MatisseandPicasso. While he showed with the Copycat painters, Cézanne left behind the whole group and came up with a painting style that was never seen at that time, the new painting style paved way for the arrival of Cubism and the rest of the vanguards of the twentieth century
3. LEONARDO DA VINCI (1452-1519)
None of us has never heard of this great artist called Leonardo da Vinci, who came up with the “Mona Lisa.” Or “Giaconda” But he is more, much more than that. He was a humanist who had the love of painting and had that passion of drawing. Therefore, if there is that person who is known for his great art is the great Leonardo.
2. GIOTTO DI BOND ONE (c.1267-1337)
He is the first real painter, just like Adam who is the first man in human civilization, he is the first painter in the history of mankind. We agree with the first part. Giotto continued the Cimabue Scheming style, through his drawings; he earned the legal right to be included in gold letters in painting history when he added a quality unknown to date: emotion
1.PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)
Moreover, on the top of our list is Picasso who 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. Picasso destroyed the avant-garde. He looked back at the masters and surpassed them all. He faced the whole history of art and single-handedly redefined the tortuous relationship between work and spectator
A list of the Best Painters of all-time in Western Painting, the 101 most influential painters of the history of Western painting, from the 13th century to 21st century. We’ve compiled this list from an in-depth study of the painters, their contribution to Western painting, and their influence on later artists; this list is only intended as a tribute to painting and the painters who have made it an unforgettable Art.