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.
Picasso. I saw a lot of his Art in Barcelona. Very Talented.
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.
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.
So that's painting is all about full of expresssions and you could feel something about their masterpieces. Thanks for posting ma'm.
Just found this, 3 weeks on. Yes, that's one of the greatest pieces. Also some of his self portraits rate very high.
Ha okay i'll better see his works... thanks for posting.
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.
thats easy one of the greatest artists of all time
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.
Yeesh...this is harder than picking a favorite movie.
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
So many! I was going to do a hub on my top paintings/painters. But, these are good (off the top of my head):
Marc Chagall, all the way
my favorite is Dali..but chagall gets greatest
Michaelangelo, who excelled in sculpture, painting AND architecture.
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.
I like Mark Chagall, Dali, Henry Fuseli , Harry Clarke and
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!
Actually, it is about artists as the question asked by the OP suggests.
I like Vivaldi, Gaudi, Gustave Moreau and Rodin And also John Jude Palencar. Anybody know about him? He's just great!
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.
Thomas Kincade - he always puts the letter "N" in his paintings for his wife Nancy - it is fun to look for it
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!
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.
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'.
Van Gogh. Gustave Klimt. Monet. Constable. Turner. Edmund Hunt.
They're all favorites, in different times and different seasons and different ways.
Oh, tooooo many to name. I love Beksinski...Michelangelo is great as well as many others.
I kind like that ol' Homer a bit my self. You know, the other dubya.
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.
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.
I like M F Hussain and Pablo Picasso
M F Hussain
I don't know who the greatest of all time is but my favorite of all time would be norman rockwell.
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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