jump to last post 1-36 of 36 discussions (49 posts)

Who is your greatest artist of all of time...

  1. GeneralHowitzer profile image80
    GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years ago

    With his masterpiece Monalisa I consider Leonardo Da Vinci as the greatest ever, his work is still revered until now or perhaps Picasso who is well known for his abstract painting.

    1. Lady_E profile image80
      Lady_Eposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Picasso. I saw a lot of his Art in Barcelona. Very Talented.

      1. GeneralHowitzer profile image80
        GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Good for you've seen that treasure already.

    2. Tadeusz598 profile image59
      Tadeusz598posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Picasso didn't paint abstract pictures.

      1. profile image0
        LEWJposted 8 years agoin reply to this
  2. Paraglider profile image95
    Paragliderposted 8 years ago

    I don't think there is one greatest artist of all time, because there are so many different varieties of greatness. But up there among the very best must be Rembrandt.

    1. Amanda Severn profile image99
      Amanda Severnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      There is a painting by Rembrandt in The Wallace Collection in London that ranks as one of my all time favourite paintings. It is of his son Tito, and, with the loosest and most painterly touch, the great artist has conveyed both the love he had for his son, and the love that his son had for him. A real tour de force.

      1. GeneralHowitzer profile image80
        GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        So that's painting is all about full of expresssions and you could feel something about their masterpieces. Thanks for posting ma'm.

      2. Paraglider profile image95
        Paragliderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Just found this, 3 weeks on. Yes, that's one of the greatest pieces. Also some of his self portraits rate very high.

    2. GeneralHowitzer profile image80
      GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ha okay i'll better see his works... thanks for posting.

  3. Amanda Severn profile image99
    Amanda Severnposted 8 years ago

    I agree with Paraglider. I don't believe that any single artist deserves that accolade, but on a personal basis, I love the work of John Singer Sargent, and also Glyn Philpott. Both were great portrait artists, but were also skilled in other disciplines.

  4. Watch Tower profile image57
    Watch Towerposted 8 years ago

    thats easy one of the greatest artists of all time
    M.C. Escher

  5. Pamda Man profile image52
    Pamda Manposted 8 years ago

    Da Vinci. My idol.

    Artist. Scientist. Inventor. Politician. Author.

    I'm qualified for 3 of them, but I wouldn't want to be a politician.

  6. profile image0
    Sidney Rayneposted 8 years ago

    Yeesh...this is harder than picking a favorite movie.

    A few:

    Salvador Dali
    Marc Chagall
    Victoria Frances
    Louis Icart

    Just an example of the brilliance that Louis Icart exemplified by merging so many different mediums into art..etching, drypoint and hand coloring...a favorite piece of mine entitled Faust

    http://www.lockportstreetgallery.com/Ietching/icarts/Faust.jpg

  7. profile image0
    Leta Sposted 8 years ago

    So many!  I was going to do a hub on my top paintings/painters.  But, these are good (off the top of my head):

    Jackson Pollack
    Artemisia Gentileschi
    Monet
    Michelangelo
    Rothko
    Richard Diebenkorn
    Robert Motherwell

  8. sunforged profile image75
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    Marc Chagall, all the way

    my favorite is Dali..but chagall gets greatest

  9. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    Michaelangelo, who excelled in sculpture, painting AND architecture.

  10. GeneralHowitzer profile image80
    GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for the nice picks and dropping by...

  11. alekhouse profile image84
    alekhouseposted 8 years ago

    It's really hard to pick out the "one" greatest artist, as the various historic periods in art have produced such a variety of styles, making it difficult to compare them. Certainly Michelangelo was a genious and magnificent artist. But each period had its "greats". My favorite period was that of the  Impressionists, which produced many creative artists who contributed to new and innovative ways of looking at the world artistically and working with color.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I love the impressionists, I wrote a series of hubs on them.

  12. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    I like Mark  Chagall, Dali,  Henry Fuseli , Harry Clarke and
    Michael Hussar

  13. TamCor profile image81
    TamCorposted 8 years ago

    Maxfield Parrish is my absolute favorite!

  14. AsherKade profile image58
    AsherKadeposted 8 years ago

    van gogh, I know it's a easy answer, but seriously, anyone who is mentally ill and artistic have some insight that others can't compare with!

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this



      I'm a big fan of Van Gogh myself.

  15. gusripper profile image37
    gusripperposted 8 years ago

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      He was a musician smile

      1. tantrum profile image61
        tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

           
        Artist : person skilled in one of the fine arts
        3 : a skilled performer; especially : artiste

        It can be a painter, musician ,sculptor, etc
        This thread is about artists , not only painters smile

  16. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Actually, it is about artists as the question asked by the OP suggests.

  17. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    I like Vivaldi,  Gaudi, Gustave Moreau and Rodin  And also John Jude Palencar. Anybody know about him? He's just great!

    1. alekhouse profile image84
      alekhouseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, if you're going to include musicians....I love Vivaldi and Mozart, but my all time favorite classical musician is Beethoven.
      For jazz, I would say Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, and Bix Beiderbeck.

  18. XTASIS profile image59
    XTASISposted 8 years ago

    Henry Purcell and Rubens

  19. Gennifer profile image62
    Genniferposted 8 years ago

    Sea is my passion, that's why I'll say Aivazovsky!!

  20. Sanctus Vesania profile image59
    Sanctus Vesaniaposted 8 years ago

    Michelangelo; William Blake; and Masihiro Ito

  21. jiberish profile image72
    jiberishposted 8 years ago

    There are so many wonderful artist, old and new, it just depends what kind of art arouses your senses. I can't pick one sorry, I love them all.

  22. europewalker profile image79
    europewalkerposted 8 years ago

    There are so many, but I really like Caravaggio

  23. profile image0
    mtsi1098posted 8 years ago

    Thomas Kincade - he always puts the letter "N" in his paintings for his wife Nancy - it is fun to look for it

  24. kre8iv4u profile image60
    kre8iv4uposted 8 years ago

    Mine is Dali....I do agree though that there are just so many greats in differing areas, but I truly enjoyed the Dali museum in Tampa.  Looking at the towering 15' x 10' pieces is simply amazing!

  25. profile image0
    LEWJposted 8 years ago

    For me it comes down to Michaelangelo and Beethoven.    Both were prodigiously and continuously creative.        Both created unique, deeply influential works.        Both overcame considerable obstacles in order to produce their best work.

    After all these and other factors are weighed,  there remains a sense of  imbalance in one of the above elements--that of obstacles overcome to produce the very best of the individual artist's work and at the same time the very best of works in that artist's chosen field of activity.
    The imbalance seems to fall in favor of Beethoven. 

    Talented blind musicians abound.   How many deaf musicians, however, are known throughout the world for both their talent and its profound influence, as is the case with  Beethoven?

    For the scales to be balanced as to obstacles overcome between the above-mentioned artists, the painter would have to have been lacking in one of the main senses needed to produce his art  (say,  some sort of extreme sight malady or a severe problem with color perception), yet have on record genuine works of art that influenced his craft at its roots.
    That is exactly what happened in the case of Beethoven, who was seriously handicapped before much or most of his best work was produced.

    From that standpoint, I conclude that LUDWIG VON BEETHOVEN would rightfully wear the wreath entitled Greatest Artist Ever, if there were such a thing.

  26. profile image0
    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    so many favorites have been mentioned - chagall, rembrandt, da vinci, van gogh, michelangelo, pollock.

    some not mentioned would include kandinsky, lichtenstein, rousseau, wyeth.

    i think some of the greatest treasures were created by michelangelo, so he would get my vote as 'greatest artist of all time'.

  27. Paradise7 profile image85
    Paradise7posted 8 years ago

    Van Gogh.  Gustave Klimt.  Monet.  Constable.  Turner.  Edmund Hunt.

    They're all favorites, in different times and different seasons and different ways.

  28. torimari profile image69
    torimariposted 8 years ago

    Oh, tooooo many to name. I love Beksinski...Michelangelo is great as well as many others.

  29. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    I kind like that ol' Homer a bit my self. You know, the other dubya.

  30. glendoncaba profile image81
    glendoncabaposted 8 years ago

    Probably easier to make a top 10 or top five list.  Would have to include Corot and Rembrandt, along with the geniuses from renaissance and impressionist era.

  31. Maira818 profile image81
    Maira818posted 8 years ago

    its quite hard to pick someone of my mind, because there are so many out there.  I will go with one that really impacted my youth and that is Leiji Matsumoto.  Queen Millenia creator among many other great anime.

  32. futurenetads profile image72
    futurenetadsposted 8 years ago

    I like M F Hussain and Pablo Picasso


    http://www.bollywoodbuzz.in/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/m-f-hussain.jpg
    M F Hussain


    http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Arts/Arts_/Pictures/2007/07/13/picasso4602.jpg
    Pablo Picasso

  33. bill yon profile image75
    bill yonposted 8 years ago

    I don't know who the greatest of all time is but my favorite of all time would be norman rockwell.

  34. profile image0
    elliot.dunnposted 8 years ago

    love monet and dali.

  35. profile image0
    Madame Xposted 8 years ago

    Kandinsky

  36. profile image52
    lollieblossomposted 8 years ago

    Love Dali! Anyone know of Tretchikof? Boy could he paint realistic! Bit kitsch but it's OK. I am a perfectionist painter, a realist.

 
working