10 Most Famous Dutch Painters

Famous Dutch Painters

The contribution to the art world by the great Dutch masters cannot be underestimated, they produced a massive volume of paintings in the 17th century spanning many different genres. Although many famous painters such as Rembrandt and Vermeer are associated with the Dutch Golden age of painting the Netherlands has also produced such giants of … Read more

10 Most Famous Oil Painters

Famous Oil Painters

Oil-based paints were used by some of the most prominent artists in history. Historians have uncovered evidence that oil-based paints were used as early as the 7th century, but they wouldn’t become prevalent throughout the known world until much later in the 1400’s. Using oil painting methods, artists were able to produce works that were … Read more

10 Most Famous Female Artists and Painters

Famous Female Artists

Throughout most of history men have dominated the art scene, it is only in the last several hundred years that female artists have had the opportunity to blossom and pursue art as a career. For many of the women listed here the path to becoming a famous female artists was wrought with both personal struggles … Read more

10 Most Famous Contemporary Artists and Painters

Famous Contemporary Artists

To the general public the term contemporary artists will generally mean any artists that is alive and working today. However contemporary art it is often confused with modern art and it is a fairly easy mistake to make considering that in the English language the two words are often assumed to mean the same thing. … Read more

10 Most Famous Collage Artists

Famous Collage Artists

The majority of early collage artists would have had strong roots in the Dada art movement. However, it’s origins are somewhat earlier and has long been attributed to Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. Collage art has allowed artist to break free from the more traditional 2D forms on canvas and not only add an extra … Read more

7 Most Famous Pastel Artists and Paintings

Famous Pastel Artists

As a medium pastel painting has been somewhat overlooked in the history books. Without doubt oil paints have dominated for hundreds of years with watercolor and acrylics firmly behind it. Yet pastel whether it is oil pastel or chalk pastel as a medium has been largely underappreciated. There are plenty of pastel artists over the … Read more

10 Most Famous 20th Century Artists and Paintings

Famous 20th Century Artists

The 20th century heralded a significant shift in the art world and the most famous 20th century artists leave behind a massive collection of famous art that spans many different movements. Their contribution to the advancement of art cannot be underestimated. Not only did the simple medium brush and canvas see a plethora of new … Read more

10 Most Famous German Artists

Famous German Artists

Whilst the majority of famous German artists tend hail form the late 18th century on there are one or two standout artists that come from earlier times. Modern day German artists are famed for their contribution to many of the most exciting art movements of the past 100 years but there are still some artists … Read more

10 Most Famous Japanese Artists

Famous Japanese Artists

Being a a somewhat isolated country for may centuries meant that a lot of Japanese artists followed the traditional styles and schools of art almost religiously The cultural and feudal history of Japan also had a marked influence on how Japanese art evolved. For many hundreds of years woodblock printing and ink wash painting were … Read more

10 Most Famous Portrait Artists

Famous Portrait Artists

What makes a great portrait artist is more than just painting a good likeness of the model, it is in fact capturing the essence of what makes a person ‘that’ person. Portraiture throughout history has been practices by all of the great masters. From the as far back as the Egyptian pharaohs through to the … Read more