Artists that have shaped the world we live in with a touch of their little brush have written the history of their age, right? Each one has introduced many innovations and personal marks that stunned and confused the majority of people in their life-spam. Acknowledgments for their contribution to the world’s artist community followed more after their passing, significantly more than in their time spent on the planet. We have done the homework and have prepared a list of the top five most influential painters throughout history.
Leonardo Da Vinci (1452 -1519) – Vinci, Italy
Arguably the most famous picture in the world is Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo Da Vinci. Considered one of the brightest minds of his time, Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was not only a famous painter but a multi-talented person as an inventor, scientist, mathematician, writer, engineer, musician, botanist, architect, geologist, and sculptor.
The Renaissance Men, as they call him now because of the emphasis put on the Renaissance humanist ideal, have established him as an impeccable creative and innovative painter of all times. Long after our bones turn to dust, people will remember his work with pictures like Bacchus, Annunciation, The Last Supper, Adoration of the Magi, and Mona Lisa, which will live to speak their story.
Michelangelo (1475-1564) – Caprese Michelangelo, Italy
Michelangelo Buonarroti’s life path started in a small village Caprese, near Florentine. The well-known Italian painter was in the right place to demonstrate his diversity in painting, architect, sculpture, engineering, and poets since the age of 13 when he learned the basics of painting techniques from fresco wall painter Domenico Ghirlandaio. Soon his talents were evident to anyone who witnesses his creations like the Madonna of the Stairs, Pieta in the Basilica of St Peter, David, and the most known piece of his creations The Creation of Adam in the Sistine Chapel.
He gave birth to a style like the High Renaissance, another shape with introducing the influence of Western Art. According to the experts from meisterdrucke, still considered as the greatest artists of his and our time, his work is immeasurably essential.
Rembrandt (1606-1669) – Leiden, Netherlands
The Dutch painter, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, has a significant contribution to the Dutch Golden Age of painting and is one of the greatest painters in Dutch and European history. Realism and Baroque are the associations from his lifespan of creations with works like David and Uriah, The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, Self-Portrait, The Night Watch, Artemisia, The Jewish Bride, and others to tell his vision for many years to come. He will be respected for his vivid realism that sparked all over his pictures marking his creations as unique.
Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) – Zundert, Kingdom of the Netherlands
The artist who significantly influenced 20th-century art is the Post-Impressionist Dutch painter Vincent Willem Van Gogh. He made a name for himself in self-portraits, landscapes, wheat fields, portraits, and fresh sunflowers. Van Gogh started painting in his late twenties and managed to complete most of his well-known works in the final two years of his life (died at the age of 37).
Although he has not had a long-lasting career like the previous painters from this list, his works like Portrait of Adeline Ravoux, The Starry Night, Portrait of Dr. Gachet, The Potato Eaters, Cafe Terrace at Night, Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers, and many others have earned his place in the painting history.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) – Malaga,Spain
Probably the most known Spanish painter of all time to the modern generations is Pablo Ruiz Picasso, although most people forget he spent the majority of his professional and private life in France. Not only a painter but a playwriter, poet, ceramicist, sculptor, will be remembered as the cubist painter that had influences in the periods of Picasso’s Rose Period, Analytic Cubism, Picasso’s Blue Period, between many others.
The result of his efforts and creativity like Las Meninas, Guernica, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, The Old Guitarist, and Bird of Peace are the foundation that we use to evolve in this painting style.