Great Artists in History

In this article I have made a selection with great artists in history. These artists have all one thing in common: they made art which is now often used as a source of inspiration. The artists I have selected for this article are: Salvador Dalí, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Leonardo Da Vinci, Claude Monet and the great Pop Art artist Andy Warhol. Below I made a selection of each artists portfolio to give you an idea about his art style. Of course there are much more great artists, feel free to leave a comment with the name of the artist(s) you see as inspiration source.

 

Salvador Dalí

 
Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Dalí de Púbol, commonly known as Salvador Dalí, was a Spanish surrealist painter who lived from May 11, 1904 till January 23, 1989. Dalí is best known for his bizarre images in his surrealist work. His best-known work is The Persistence of Memory,completed in 1931. 

Swans Reflecting Elephants, 1937

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The Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1946

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Apparition of Face and Fruit Dish on a Beach, 1938

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Illumined Pleasures, 1929

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The Enigma of Desire. 1929

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The Persistence of Memory, 1931

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Vincent van Gogh

 
Vincent Willem van Gogh, commonly known as Vincent van Gogh, was a Dutch painter who lived from 30 March 1853 till 29 July 1890. He suffered from anxiety and increasingly frequent bouts of mental illness throughout his life and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. During his lifetime he was little appreciated, his fame grew in the years after his death. 

Self-Portrait in a Grey Felt Hat, 1887

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Sunflowers, 1888

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The Starry Night. Saint-Rémy, 1889

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Beach with Figures and Sea with a Ship, 1882

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The Potato-Eaters, 1885

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Pablo Picasso

 
Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso, commonly known as Pablo (Ruiz) Picasso, was a Spanish painter who lived from 25 October 1881 till 8 April 1973. Picasso painted in a realistic manner through his childhood and adolescence; during the first decade of the 20th century his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas. You can clearly see his changes in the images below.

 

First Communion, 1895-96

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Science and Charity, 1897

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The Family of Saltimbanques, 1905

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Crucifixion, 1930

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Portrait of Marie-Thérèse, 1937

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Knight, Page and Monk, 1951

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Leonardo Da Vinci

 
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, commonly known as Leonardo Da Vinci, was an Italian polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer who lived from April 15, 1452 till May 2, 1519. Among his works, the Mona Lisa is the most famous and most parodied portrait and The Last Supper the most reproduced religious painting of all time.

Mona Lisa (La Gioconda), 1503-1506

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The Last Supper, 1495-1498

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Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani (Lady with an Ermine), 1490

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Madonna with the Carnation, 1475

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Claude Monet

 
Oscar Claude Monet, commonly known as Claude Monet, was a founder of French impressionist painting who lived from 14 November 1840 till 5 December 1926. The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant).

Hunting Trophy, 1862

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Still Life: Piece of Beef, 1864

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Pleasure Boat, Argenteuil, 1872

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Chrysanthemums, 1878

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Flat Bread, 1882

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Impression, Sunrise

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Andy Warhol

 
Andrew Warhol, commonly known as Andy Warhol, was an American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art who lived from August 6, 1928 till February 22, 1987. 

Siberian Tiger (Endangered Species), 1983

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Campbell’s Soup II: Oyster Stew, 1969

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Marilyn Monroe, 1967

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Knives, 1981-82

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Houke de Kwant is a 27 year old communication & multimedia design graduate from the Netherlands and the creator of TheArtHunters (former Daily Inspiration, which was started as part of his study). He is currently working as a front-end developer at Ivaldi, an internet agency in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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