Greatest Painters of All Time
The Top Ten
When you see a Van Gogh you know it is a Van gogh. His works all together made a new style his command over the colors is impeccable. VVG is the greatest painter of all time not just because of his skills but how easy it was for all the generation to comprehend or interpret his paintings we all have different views but we cannot understand everything but once you see a VVG you know what the painter wanted to say. SIMPLE yet so MAGNIFICENT, Easily the greatest artist of all time. Wish he could see how influential he became.
Other artists paint in paint. Van Gogh paints in emotion and feeling. Should be number 1 full stop.
Master of disguise, the art is smart and intelligent. The best at Starry Night, what the mind can do is nice sometimes. - iliescu
Best there ever was and ever will be
The man was way ahead of his time!
He was living in the future while the other were living in the Renaissance!
A pioneer and a mentor for all painters past his time. Without Leo, painting and all art would be 500 years behind.
Where the hell is Bob ross?
Really good artist, inventor and at everything
Pablo Picasso’s artwork is magnificent. Many people think he just scribbled on some paper or a canvas but it actually takes time to make abstract art like his. And it is a lot more creative and interesting than a painting with an predictable and obvious storyline to it.
Love as well how abstract the art is it still leaves more wanting from attention as a real cool different view point. Has much to offer and to notice the technique hold true and reinvent itself is what in truth lifts out ahead as Pablo Picasso being one if not best painter tobadd that new dimension in visual art. A perfect contribution that begs the viewer it is plain to sight a future is to behold with it. Nice work! - iliescu
This painer expresses his feelings, and enters the world of creativity, don't know how this painter got 2nd spot, should have gotten 1st.
The painter has a new kind of soul delivered to the visual industry. Beautiful new interpretations and extrapolations. Fine tune with Picasso! - iliescu
Despite being an arrogant douche, he's one of the greatest painters of all time! If not for his attitude, then I might've actually put him number 2 in my list of the greatest painters of all time, only second to Da Vinci!
No training no teacher who taught him how to paint, plain nothing! that's why he's the greatest, pure skill and talent, I mean you look at his works is just, superhuman... greatest painter human kind had ever seen
As one of the best painters would not expect in least for some sort ofmtrade to have taken place. The extenct to disfigurement for a job well done is noticeable. When beautiful things become seen as monstrous it is a pity, however this is an art Michelangelo became a master at, so nothing that much to be so sad about...one would suppose. Good portfolio as well. - iliescu
Technically even better than davinci. But davinci has a better feeling in the paintings. Michelangelo was the Light genius. Nobody, even davinci could't paint that natural as him. Davinci phantasised much
Rembrandt could do it all! Very smooth and finely wrought portraits to heavy impasto and sweeping brushstrokes that are a precursor to the Impressionists. He is unwavering in his study of human emotion and human expression. I believe that Rembrandt was the master of light and shadow--chiaroscuro--that draws us in and makes us look for the source of light. Like Beethoven, he took the tragedy in his life and made it art.
Alkadikce I don't disagree, but art wouldn't be the same as it is today if not for Rembrandt!
There's something wrong about this list. Unlike bands, songs, or even poets, most people know the name of just 4-5 painters (mostly the first 5 items on this list). Rembrandt's name is very widely known but otherwise I don't see so much special in him. He even lacks a recognisable style, check out any other baroque artists. - Alkadikce
The painter of painters the man who started as a young boy and continued to old age
His show is so soothing to watch and he paints great paintings in such a short amount of time. I just wish more kids today would find this show.
"Ever make mistakes in life? Lets make them birds. Yeah, they're birds now." - bob ross - wren6
Bob Ross was amazing at painting, sad to see him go before he had reach his time. - Mumbizz01
Made painting seem easy and fun and seemed to have a wonderful attitude to life
Caravaggio lived a short and a hard life, in his kast years he painted while escaping. He was accused of a murder no öne knows if that's true ör not
His art is one of the most interesting things to look at on planet earth
The master of surrealism
I adore his work. I really do. It's amazing.
For me, it's always been between Monet and Van Gogh. Only reason I'm voting for Monet here is because Van Gogh is already #1 and I imagine he'll stay there.
His paintings are enticingly beautiful. - Britgirl
Paying virtual monet - Spicygarlic
Very intricate drawings about nature and beautiful environments to depict. definitely a favorite, fine drawn art with skill and perhaps mastery of the times. - iliescu
Raphael use to believe as a sculptor. The profession is painter and despite being that youthful there are some real good interpretations of paintings about life and dreams. More impressive as an underdog in the study got done a lot better than would allow in imagination. Incredible! - iliescu
"He living, Nature feared to be defeated.
Now that he's died, Nature feares to die"
This is written where he lays, in Pantheon
Dramatic, touching pieces.
He is considered the most important Spanish artist of the late 18th and early 19th centuries and throughout his long career was a commentator and chronicler of his era. Immensely successful in his lifetime, Goya is often referred to as both the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns. He was also one of the great contemporary portraitists.
Always will be the greatest painter, total game changer.
Vermeer begins where Leonardo left off. No doubt, Leonardo was the most amazing human ever. He took a scientific look at what makes art function and introduced movement and storytelling to paint. However, for me, his paintings always look like his real money earner, theater and stage settings with actors "emoting". It took Vermeer to introduce living breathing people you might actually want to know, with deep emotions, in settings where you have perhaps visited. His mastery of lighting alone creates more emotion than most. Every object in his paintings have secret meanings, morals, stories you could take years to fathom. How else could someone create and entire movie based on a single picture. Truly they speak a thousand words.
He's my favorite
Oh, Munch. Defined expressionism. No painter in my opinion could really put his angst and suffering onto a canvas as well as Edvard Much did. Case in point, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF HIS PAINTINGS, EVER. - JoLeKosovo
Although most of his painting make me want to throw up, he greatly represents his era. - Alkadikce
Before Giotto there was nothing, he single-handedly re-invented the art of painting after a 1000 years of nothing.
He's the father of modern european art
The Kiss will be widely recognised as the defining picture of the millennia.
I agree with the other commenter. Nobody had such a crazy mind at that time. - JoLeKosovo
Titian was the first great modern artist. He redefined all the painter's concerns.
Some of the greatest painters, among them Rubens and Velazquez considered Titian the greatest, the sun among stars.
Henri Matisse is so good why is he not on the list.
Toughie between him and Edvard Munch, but this man was just a pure visionary. Created a beautiful world of apples and women and houses... Everywhere. He showed another type of world. My favorite surrealistic painter. - JoLeKosovo
It was a nightmare of his politics, but Hitler did good paintings - williamb
He was a famous painter, but it was not painting that made him famous. It was leading the Nazi Party, Starting World War II, and the Holocaust that made him famous.
Good. Paintings. Period.
Of course. of course he's the best artist ever. whoever wrote this is a genius
One of the most creative and influential painters. He was truly ahead of his time.
Paintings of loving animals... - williamb
Why is Hitler above Paul Klee?
Well... Hitler might've done some great paintings, but other than that, he was a HORRIBLE, EVIL man, which for me, makes it harder to like his paintings!
Paul Klee, however, was obviously a better painter than Hitler could ever dream of, and all around, a much more kind, friendly and warm-hearted person!
#45? What a joke. I know this list is not about influence, but come on. He invented a genre. FROM SCRATCH. And I shouldn't say genre. It's a TYPE of painting. Just one of the two kinds of paintings. Invented. From scratch. I'm not a fan of abstract art, but Kandinsky was certainly a misunderstood genius. - JoLeKosovo
If not for Kandinsky, nobody would even know about abstract art!
Nighthawks, Automate, Gas and many others are vary great pieces of 20th century art. And know daubing that Nighthawks is One of the greatest and most well known panting's of all time. Ad more than a mater of daunt that EDward Hopper shughd be on this list