7 Most Famous Artists Of All Time

Art has been creating waves in man’s life since times immemorial. But, there are a few artists who have redefined art time and again. These artists might have had to face a life of hardships, criticism and what not. But, several years after their demise, art lovers and connoisseurs have discovered the richness and foresight that their works possessed. These artists whose thoughts surpassed those of their contemporaries and even their future generations are today known as the ‘Masters’. They are regarded as the most famous artists of all time. Don’t you want to know of whom we are talking of? Then read this piece.

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

1. Leonardo da Vinci

Regarded as the Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci ushered an era that changed the face of Europe in particular and the world in general. In spite of his contributions towards various subfields of arts and sciences, Leonardo is best known as a prolific painter. His most revered artworks include the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper and The Vitruvian Man.


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Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo Buonarroti

2. Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo Buonarroti was known as the Renaissance man, just like his contemporary Leonardo da Vinci. Michelangelo is known for his paintings, sculptures and frescoes as well as for his architectural marvels. He is most known for his statue of David and Pietà and the frescoes and paintings at the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Michelangelo was regarded as a prodigy not just by his contemporaries but also by his future generations.


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Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

3. Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was a Spanish artist who co-founded the Cubist movement while coming up with varied styles and techniques. He is most known for his Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and the Guernica which were apart from the contemporary European artistic designs. Besides his paintings, Picasso is also known for the new era that he ushered in ceramic art and sculptures.


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Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt van Rijn

4. Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt van Rijn was a Dutch artist who etched the history of the Dutch Golden Age with his artworks. Besides being known for his paintings and etchings, Rembrandt was known especially for his self-portraits. His artistic style was way too different and way too progressive than his contemporaries. This is the reason why he is regarded among the masters.


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Claude Monet

Claude Monet

5. Claude Monet

Europe has been the haven for artists who have created history with their artworks. Claude Monet is one of them. He was the founder of the Impressionist movement in art. While contemporary painters were busy copying the styles of the old masters, Monet was busy discovering a style of his own. Monet is most known for his 'Water Lilies', 'Poplars' and 'Impression, Sunrise'.


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Édouard Manet

Édouard Manet

6. Édouard Manet

Among the contemporaries of Claude Monet, there was one artist who was a cut above the rest. He was Édouard Manet. Manet is known to have played a major role in facilitating the transition from Realism to Impressionism. He was among the first artists to show a modern approach towards art by portraying modern-life subjects. The best of Manet's works include 'The Luncheon On The Grass', 'Olympia', 'A Bar At The Folies-Bergère' and 'The Young Flautist'.


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Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh

7. Vincent van Gogh

Considered as one of the most influential artists of the late 19th century, Vincent van Gogh was one painter who redefined art with honest depictions and bold colors. His landscapes, still life and other paintings showed his immense love for nature. Van Gogh is most known for his 'Starry Night', 'The Potato Eaters' and 'The Wheatfield with Crows'.


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  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Claude Monet
  • Édouard Manet
  • Vincent van Gogh

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