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

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  1. GeneralHowitzer profile image66
    GeneralHowitzerposted 13 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 image65
      Lady_Eposted 13 years agoin reply to this

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

      1. GeneralHowitzer profile image66
        GeneralHowitzerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Good for you've seen that treasure already.

    2. Tadeusz598 profile image72
      Tadeusz598posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Picasso didn't paint abstract pictures.

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        LEWJposted 13 years agoin reply to this
  2. Paraglider profile image89
    Paragliderposted 13 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 image94
      Amanda Severnposted 13 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 image66
        GeneralHowitzerposted 13 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 image89
        Paragliderposted 13 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 image66
      GeneralHowitzerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

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

  3. Amanda Severn profile image94
    Amanda Severnposted 13 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 image61
    Watch Towerposted 13 years ago

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

  5. Pamda Man profile image58
    Pamda Manposted 13 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.

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    Sidney Rayneposted 13 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


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    Leta Sposted 13 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
    Richard Diebenkorn
    Robert Motherwell

  8. sunforged profile image69
    sunforgedposted 13 years ago

    Marc Chagall, all the way

    my favorite is Dali..but chagall gets greatest

  9. Rochelle Frank profile image91
    Rochelle Frankposted 13 years ago

    Michaelangelo, who excelled in sculpture, painting AND architecture.

  10. GeneralHowitzer profile image66
    GeneralHowitzerposted 13 years ago

    Thanks for the nice picks and dropping by...

  11. alekhouse profile image76
    alekhouseposted 13 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 image78
      Uninvited Writerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

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

  12. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 13 years ago

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

  13. TamCor profile image80
    TamCorposted 13 years ago

    Maxfield Parrish is my absolute favorite!

  14. AsherKade profile image57
    AsherKadeposted 13 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 image78
      Uninvited Writerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I'm a big fan of Van Gogh myself.

  15. gusripper profile image37
    gusripperposted 13 years ago

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image78
      Uninvited Writerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      He was a musician smile

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 13 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 image78
    Uninvited Writerposted 13 years ago

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

  17. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 13 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 image76
      alekhouseposted 13 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 image61
    XTASISposted 13 years ago

    Henry Purcell and Rubens

  19. Gennifer profile image52
    Genniferposted 13 years ago

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

  20. Sanctus Vesania profile image60
    Sanctus Vesaniaposted 13 years ago

    Michelangelo; William Blake; and Masihiro Ito

  21. jiberish profile image81
    jiberishposted 13 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 13 years ago

    There are so many, but I really like Caravaggio

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    mtsi1098posted 13 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 image61
    kre8iv4uposted 13 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!

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    LEWJposted 13 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.

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    cosetteposted 13 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 image74
    Paradise7posted 13 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 13 years ago

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

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    ralwusposted 13 years ago

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

  30. glendoncaba profile image73
    glendoncabaposted 13 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 image74
    Maira818posted 13 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 image63
    futurenetadsposted 13 years ago

    I like M F Hussain and Pablo Picasso

    M F Hussain

    Pablo Picasso

  33. bill yon profile image76
    bill yonposted 13 years ago

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

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    elliot.dunnposted 13 years ago

    love monet and dali.

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    Madame Xposted 13 years ago


  36. profile image55
    lollieblossomposted 13 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.


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