Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is an impressive example of a professional artist whose artistic subject matter was extremely influenced by her chronic, severe illness.The Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) is one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. Frida’s pictures derive from her life as a woman. She created something new out of her archaic Mexican heritage. Although famous for her colorful self-portraits and associations with celebrities Diego Rivera and Leon Trotsky, less known is the fact that she had lifelong chronic pain.Altogether she painted almost 200 pictures, among them 55 self-portraits.
Jan Vermeer (1632-1675) Dutch painter Jan Vermeer is considered one of the most important figures in the history of arts. His works are vivid portrayals of still life and have an uncanny beauty to them, reason for which many considered that he used an obscure camera to capture his images.
The milkmaid one of the most famous painting of Vemeer,sometimes called The Kitchen Maid, is an oil-on-canvas painting of a “milkmaid”
Leonardo da Vinci(1452-1519) was a great Scientist, painter, mechanical engineer, sculptor, thinker, city planner, storyteller, musician, architect. He stands as a supreme icon in Western consciousness the very embodiment of the universal Renaissance genius. With much of his work lost or unfinished, the key to his legacy can be found in the enormous body of his extant drawings and manuscript notes.
The famous painting followed Leonardo da Vinci and it was readjusted for many years by the famous artist. Subjected to many X-Ray analysis the painting shows that there are three Monna Lisa versions hidden under the known painting.
Michelangelo (1475-1565) 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 the greatest living artist during his lifetime, he has since been described as one of the greatest artists of all time. A number of his works in painting, sculpture, and architecture rank among the most famous in existence.The literature of classical antiquity is full of stories that tell us that too much care in finishing a picture is counter-productive. There is an invisible point towards which you must reach but beyond which you must not go.
Vincent van Gogh (1853−1890), one of the founding fathers of modern painting, is best known for his vivid colors, his vibrant painting style, and his short but highly productive career.Van Gogh was unsuccessful during his lifetime and was considered a madman and a failure. He became famous after his suicide, and exists in the public imagination as the quintessential misunderstood genius, the artist “where discourses on madness and creativity converge”. His reputation began to grow in the early 20th century as elements of his painting style came to be incorporated by the Fauves and German Expressionists.
Rembrandt’s (1606-1669) intriguing painting technique has stirred the imagination of art lovers during his lifetime and ever since. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history. Rembrandt never went abroad, but he was considerably influenced by the work of the Italian masters and Netherlandish artists who had studied in Italy, like Pieter Lastman, the Utrecht Caravaggists, Flemish Baroque, and Peter Paul Rubens. After he achieved youthful success as a portrait painter.Rembrandt’s later years were marked by personal tragedy and financial hardships. Yet his etchings and paintings were popular throughout his lifetime, his reputation as an artist remained high, and for twenty years he taught many important Dutch painters
Claude Monetpaintings in France in the nineteenth century followed a course parallel with that of the intellectual life of the country; it adapted itself to the various changes in modes of thought; it took upon itself a succession of forms corresponding to those which were evolved in literature. Claude Monet is considered one of the most influential artists of all time. He is a founder of the French Impressionist art movement, and today his paintings sell for millions of dollars. While Monet was alive, however, his work was often criticized and he struggled financially. With over one hundred black-and-white illustrations.
PABLO PICASSO: A retrospective is the realization of an idea first conceived of in 1972 by William Rubin as a result of his visits with Picasso during the last years of the artist’s life. Having had the good fortune to observe how Picasso lived among the many works he kept to himself, Mr Rubin hoped to be able to share with the public this image of the artist he experienced.
Mary Cassatt was an American artist famous for her paintings depicting the intimate bond between mothers and children.One of the few women Impressionists, Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) had a life of paradoxes: American born, she lived and worked in France; a classically trained artist, she preferred the company of radicals; never married, she painted exquisite and beloved portraits of mothers and children.Often regarded as merely the creator of sentimental images of mothers and children or an expatriate heavily influenced by Impressionism, Mary Cassatt is not typically regarded as an artist of radical convictions. with a historical, aesthetic, and symbolist analysis of Cassatt’s unique venture into the male-dominated realm of large-scale mural painting.
Willem de Kooning :- “The leader of the abstract expressionists” If you pick up some paint with your brush and make somebody’s nose with it, this is rather ridiculous… It’s really absurd to make an image, like a human image, with paint, today.”
The art of Willem de Kooning, one of the most important artists of the post-World War II era, comprises an extraordinary body of paintings, drawings, and sculpture that spans more than sixty years of continuing innovation and investigation.Willem de Kooning felt himself increasingly drawn towards representational subjects towards the end of the 1940s. He is most famous for his depictions of women, and executed his first series of Woman paintings between 1940 and 1945. His second series, which began with Woman in 1948was even more radical.