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on 13 Oct 2008 03:15

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Legendary Master Painters

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1. Egon Schiele: Drawings and Watercolors - Ivan Vartanian,Jane Kallir
Egon Schiele -(12 June 1890 – 31 October 1918)
-Austrian painter of primarily the female form.
Working with soft washes of colour and highlighting striking angles producing a raw rough final product.

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2. Frida Kahlo 1907-1954: Pain and Passion - Andrea Kettenmann
Frida Kahlo- (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954)
-The leading lady of Spanish portraiture. Often incorporating her own life and experiences into her works and self portraits. Combining her unique own style with the cultural traditions and identities of her country.

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3. Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Painter And Poet: A ... - Jan Marsh
Dante Gabriel Rossetti- (12 May 1828 – 9 April 1882)
-The jewel of the Victorian brotherhood's crown.
Painting form classical literature and biblical stories at the time of the Industrial Revolution. His paintings offered a poetical escapism for himself as well as society in those grimy times

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4. J.M.W.Turner: Watercolours, Drawings and Pai... - Luke Hermann,Colin Harrison,Luke Herrmann
J. M. W. Turner- (23 April 1775– 19 December 1851) -The Master of the oil coloured sun soaked seascapes. Also the undeniable genius of perspective at a time when the concept of it mystified the masses.

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5. Vincent Van Gogh - The Complete Paintings (T... - Vincent Van Gogh
Van Gogh-(30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890)
- The world famous Sunflower painter. Van Gogh had many different eras and styles of painting within his life which directly reflect his mental states at the time.

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6. Dali: The Work the Man - Robert Descharnes
Dali- (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989)
-The Spanish master of Surrealism. Representing elements of psychology with his own thoughts and fears in a melty medley of intricate paintings.

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7. Mucha (Albums) - Renate Ulmer
Alphonse Mucha- (24 July 1860 – 14 July 1939)
-Mucha was a leader of the Art Nouveau movement, designing furniture, stained glass windows, murals and other beautiful things.

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8. J.W.Waterhouse - Peter Trippi
J. W. Waterhouse- (6 April 1849 — 10 February 1917)
-Another big player in the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood of the Victorian Era.
Working predominantly from poetry and medieval literature creating beautiful rich and heady paintings.

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9. Sir Joshua Reynolds: A Complete Catalogue of... - David Mannings
Sir Joshua Reynolds- (16 July 1723 – 23 February 1792)
-The original master of light and shadow, illuminating portraits of the rich, famous and interesting.

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10. Paula Rego - John McEwen
Paula Rego- (1935-)
-Portuguese painter. Focusing on human relations, interactions, tensions and their hidden stories.

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11. Monet (Basic Art Album) - Christoph Heinrich
Claude Monet- (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926)
-Master of Impressionism. Beautifully colour coordinated splodges and specks of tick oil that look great from wherever you stand.

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12. Chuck Close: up Close - Sandra Jordan,Jan Greenberg
Chuck Close-(July 5, 1940-)
-Photo realist painter. Specialising in extreme close up and magnified portraits that look as realistic as it taken by a high spec camera.

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13. A Giacometti Portrait - James Lord
Alberto Giacometti-(October 10, 1901 – January 11, 1966)
-Firstly renowned as a sculpture of the human form. But I love him for his haunting and meticulously overworked portraits.
Giacometti works obsessively to capture the essence of his sitter. Rendering the image over and over again.

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14. The Portable William Blake (Portable Library... - William Blake
William Blake-(28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827)
- Blakes poetry is just as famous as his art that accompanies it. Epic sonnets are masterfully spun around God, the origins of man and his fall from grace. Powerful striking and dark.
Despite its age it never loses its impact.

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15. Gustav Klimt, 1862-1918 - Gilles Neret
Gustav Klimt- (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918)
-Austrian Symbolist painter who focused on erotica female form. Adorned with beautiful patchworks of colour and gold.

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16. Aubrey Beardsley - Stephen Calloway
Aubrey Beardsley-(21 August 1872 – 16 March 1898)
-Illustrator for the Artist Nouveau movement.

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17. Toulouse-Lautrec (World of Art) - Bernard Denvir,Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Toulouse Lautrec -(24 November 1864 – 9 September 1901)-
French painter who is mainly known for painting the can-can dancers of the Moulin Rouge and for drinking too much absinthe.

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18. Sir John Everett Millais (Pre-Raphaelite pai... - Russell Ash
Sir John Millais-(8 June 1829 – 13 August 1896)
-Another Pre-Raphaelite. Paints forms in a style slightly more similar to Mucha than the others in the Brotherhood. Using mainly Christianity and his own life as a source of inspiration.

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19. Sir John Tenniel: Alice's White Knight - Rodney Engen
Sir John Tenniel -(28 February 1820 – 25 February 1914)
- An illustrator, most noted for his drawings of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland'.

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20. Bonnard: Shimmering Color - Laurel Hirsch,Antoine Terrasse
Bonnard - (3 October 1867 – 23 January 1947)
-A calm and serene Impressionist along with Monet and Camille Pissarro. Soft soothing tones produce beautiful warming images of everyday life.

Eugène Delacroix- (26 April 1798 – 13 August 1863)
- French Romantic painter. He worked on the themes of war and death within real life, literature and legends of eras gone by.

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22. Edvard Munch (World of Art) - J. P. Hodin
Edvard Munch- (12 December 1863 – 23 January 1944)
-A Norwegian Symbolist painter of expressionistic art. His best-known composition, The Scream is part of a series The Frieze of Life, in which Munch explored the themes of life, love, fear, death, and melancholy.


 

The all time top master legend painters of the art world in one simple list.
They are arranged very loosely in my favourites down to my lesser.

A more contemporary list of modern greats can be found at:

http://www.listal.com/list/great-artists-their-books-dionysian

Artists who use films as a direct source of inspiration can be found at:

http://www.listal.com/list/paintings-derived-from-films

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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Nov 17 19:53
Frida Kahlo wasn't Spanish, she was Mexican. Interesting list though.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Nov 18 4:10
Saw Egon Schiele on top and immediately voted.

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