Most people around the world have heard of the genius Leonardo da Vinci. Rising to prominence during the European Renaissance, da Vinci was an Italian polymath, and is widely regarded as one of the most intelligent and creative human beings in recorded history.
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Artists are known for their incredible creativity, using their natural talents to gift the world with unique and original works, and sometimes the work is so one-of-a-kind that it ends up changing the world. Like many other kinds of artists, painters and sculptors are known for often dying long before their time. This can sometimes be due to simple disease, but many take their own lives, as mental illness is tied deeply with intense creativity.
Vincent Van Gogh is today regarded as one of the most talented artists that has ever lived. His work has become something of a phenomenon within the art world, and many of his pieces are truly priceless.
Unfortunately, Van Gogh’s talent was not truly recognised over the course of his lifetime, and it was only after he had passed away that he was seen as the master artist that he really was.
There’s no doubting that Nazi Germany’s Adolf Hitler was one of the most evil men that the world has ever seen. Not only did he instigate a war that consumed the planet, but his actions led to the deaths to countless millions, and forever change the nature of the human race as we know it.
Before the 20th century, most of the art coming into the mainstream was made up of landscape and realism pieces, and while there was some experimentation here and there, it wouldn’t be until the revolution of abstract art that we began to see truly unique pieces of work that were unlike anything the world had ever seen before.
Leonardo da Vinci is an artist that hardly needs any kind of introduction. Often regarded by historians as the greatest artist and inventor of all time, da Vinci was gifted with a number of talents so advanced and refined that he stood out during a time when the world was going through a transformation.
When we picture the great artists from throughout history, we tend to think of people that spent most of their early life being trained by some of the best masters of the time. The truth is, however, that many of these artists came from poor families that weren’t able to afford this kind of training, meaning that they had to go out and do it on their own.
While Leonard da Vinci is considered the greatest painter of all time, Michelangelo is considered by most historians to be the best sculptor that ever lived. His works, which are still admired to this day, changed the art world forever, spawning an entire wave of new artists that wanted to emulate the incredible pieces that he completed during his time.
All that we know for sure – but even this is up for debate – is that Banksy was born in 1975 in the United Kingdom, Bristol to be specific. Despite his cloak and dagger approach to art, Banksy can make bank on his artwork, with his “Mediterranean Sea View 2017” piece selling for $2.2 million at an auction.
Without a doubt, Pablo Picasso is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. A Spaniard by birth, Picasso was born ‘Pablo Ruiz Picasso’ and lived most of his life in France. He is credited as co-founding the Cubist movement with Georges Braques. Artists – such as Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Robert Delaunay, Henri Le Fauconnier and Fernand Léger – would later join the movement.