The greatest artists of all time

Great painters such as Botticelli, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Picasso, Da Vinci, Monet and Van Gogh left an incredible legacy in the history of art.

Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510)

Alessandro di Mariano di Vani Filipepi, better known as Sandro Botticelli was an Italian painter. He was born in 1445 in Florence. He inherited his nickname, which means "the Buck", from his full older brother. Botticelli was one of the greatest Italian painters of the Florentine School. He worked during the High Renaissance. Some of his most famous paintings are " Spring", "The Birth of Venus" and "The Adoration of the Magi".

Michelangelo (1475-1564)

Michelangelo di Ludovico Buonarroti Simoni, also known only as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, poet and architect. He was a representative of the Florentine School. He is considered one of the three titans of Renaissance art, along with Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael. He was born on 6 March 1475 in Caprese. In 1508 he began the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and in 1561 he designed the dome of St Peter's Cathedral in Rome.

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)

Rembrandt Harmenson van Rijn was a Dutch painter considered one of the greatest in the history of European art and the most important in Dutch history. He worked during the Dutch Golden Age, a cultural and economic boom. Rembrandt probably produced more than 2,000 drawings in his lifetime, but very few survive to the present day. Some experts estimate the number of authentic drawings at less than 100.

Picasso (1881-1973)

Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Clíto Martín Patrício Ruiz y Picasso was a Spanish painter and sculptor who spent most of his life in France. He works with painting, ceramics, collages and graphics. His work goes through many different periods. He is the founder of Cubism. He was born in 1881 in Malaga and received his name in honor of many saints and relatives. In 1907, he was named after the artist. Picasso laid the foundations of Cubism. He began to pay more attention to shapes instead of colors, with particular attention paid to geometric figures and blocks. A famous painting from this period is The Ladies of Avignon.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

Leonardo da Vinci - famous Italian architect, inventor, engineer, sculptor and artist of the Renaissance. Most famous are his paintings of the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, and his works that were ahead of their time but remained only as a project. He is said to be the prototype of the Renaissance man and an all-round genius.

Claude Monet (1840-1926)

Claude Monet was a French artist, founder, leader and staunch defender of Impressionism. He created the paintings Impression, Rising Sun, and Parliament: Sun through Fog, which are proof of this.

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch painter considered one of the greatest artists in the history of European art. He is one of the most prominent representatives of Post-Impressionism. He painted over 900 paintings and 1100 drawings. One of his most famous paintings is The Sunflowers. He committed suicide at the age of 37, and was believed to be suffering from mental illness.

Donatello (1386-1466)

Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, better known as Donatello, was one of the most celebrated Italian sculptors of the early Renaissance. One of his most famous works is the bronze statue of David, the first nude sculpture during the Renaissance.

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