Художники крупным планом (биографии)
• King of the painters Titian Vecellio (1477-1576)
Titian Vecellio da Cadore - one of the greatest artists of all time and peoples, along with such legends of the Italian Renaissance as Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael. Titian, the recognized genius of his time, was called «the king of painters and painter of kings». The discovery of this titan painting in the field of fine arts, one way or another, influenced the creativity of all subsequent artists.
• Harmens van Rijn Rembrandt (1606-1669)
The future great artist Rembrandt was born July 15, 1606 in the fertile era of the heyday of all areas of spiritual culture in Holland.
• Francisco de Goya and Lucentes (1746-1828)
The outstanding representative of the Spanish school of painting Francisco Jose de Goya-i-Lucientes is a unique artist who managed to translate in his art the tragic fate of the Spanish people, their hopes and innumerable sufferings, stubbornly endured with endless vitality.
• Edgar Hilaire Germain Degas (1834-1917)
Edgar-Germain-Iler de Ga or Edgar Degas, as the whole world knows him, was born in Paris in a wealthy aristocratic family. The future artist’s childhood was held in an atmosphere of love and tranquility. From an early age, Edgar showed love and drawing skills, and despite the fact that his father wanted him to become a lawyer, nothing could stop a young man from going to learn the art of painting.
• Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Personality and creativity of Leonardo da Vinci has always provoked increased interest. Leonardo was too extraordinary for his time. Books and articles are printed, and feature films and documentaries appear on screens. Art critics turn to scientists and mystics, in an attempt to find the solution to the mystery of the genius of the great master. There is even a separate direction in science that explores the legacy of the painter.
• Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
February 25, 1841 in the town of Limoges in the south of France in the family of a tailor the fourth child was born - a boy named Pierre Auguste. A few years later, the whole family Renoir moved to Paris. From an early age, Auguste was noted for his excellent painting skills, as well as his magnificent voice.
• Isaak Ilich Levitan (1860-1900)
August 18, 1860 in an intelligent Jewish family, who lived on the western outskirts of Russia, near the border point Verzhbolovo, was born the second son, called the parents of Isaac. The father of the future artist had the education of the rabbinical school, but could not succeed in this field and served on various minor positions of the Russian railway.
• Claude Monet (1840-1926)
November 14, 1840 in Paris, in the family of the owner of a grocery store, a son was born, named Oscar Claude Monet. In just five years the whole family of the future artist moved to Normandy, Le Havre. Since 14 years, Monet began to earn money and fame, drawing cartoons.
• Alexei Kondratievich Savrasov (1830-1897)
May 12, 1830 in the family of a successful merchant of haberdashery goods and merchant of the second guild of Kondratia Artemievich Sovrasov was born the son of Alexei, who was destined to become one of the main founders of the Russian landscape school.
• Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov (1865-1911)
The beautiful Russian artist Valentin Serov was lucky to be born in a prosperous and gifted family. The painter’s parents were talented and versatile people. Alexander Nikolayevich Serov, father of the future artist, was a composer, the author of the operas «Enemy Power», «Judith» and «Rogneda.»
• Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velasquez (1599-1660)
The great painter and brilliant diplomat Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velazquez became one of the brightest symbols of the artistic era of the 17th century.
• Henri Rousseau (1844-1910)
Like many geniuses who outstripped their era, Henri Rousseau did not know during his lifetime, neither fame nor wealth. A talented artist who worked until 41 years as an ordinary clerk in the customs department of Paris, found the willpower to abandon the habitual way of life and devote himself entirely to painting.
• Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
The great artist Peter Paul Rubens was born June 28, 1577, by fate, far from the homeland of his ancestors - in the small German town of Siegen (Westfalen). The sixth child of the lawyer Jan Rubens and the merchant’s daughter Maria Peipelinks was destined to become the leader of the new aesthetics and art of Flanders, a state that, even in the year of the painter’s birth, did not even exist on the political map of the world.
• Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510)
Unfortunately, there are very few reliable facts about the life of the greatest artist, Alessandro da Mariano di Vanni di Amedeo Filippepi, known to us under the name of Sandro Botticelli.
• Paul Cezanne (1839-1906)
The famous French painter Paul Cezanne was a pioneer of post-impressionism. Living and working with the most famous masters of Impressionism, being at the beginning of their journey under their influence, Cezanne, in search of his own style, went beyond his colleagues.
• Michelangelo Merisi and Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was born September 28, 1571 in a small village near Bergamo, by the name of which he received his name, remaining in the history of world art - Caravaggio.
• Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov (1848-1926)
Victor Mihajlovich Vasnetsov - the most talented painter, decorator, illustrator and architect became the founder of our special «Russian style», created at the junction of the historical genre and romantic tendencies, inspired by folklore and symbolism. Vasnetsov had a tremendous influence on the evolution of Russian fine arts in the era of the transition from peredvizhnichestva to modernity.
• Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskoy (1837-1887)
Throughout his life, Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskoy tried to turn art to life, so that it became an effective tool for her active cognition. An outstanding figure in art, who played a huge role in the formation of the national school of painting, headed the famous «revolt of fourteen», stood at the head of the Artel of Artists and the Association of Wanderers, was one of those whose life and work invariably served the most revolutionary, most advanced ideas of his time.
• Bartolome Esteban Murillo - life and pictures
About the life of the leading artist of the «golden age» of Spanish painting, which made an invaluable contribution to the history of art and became the founder of the Seville School of Painting, not much is known.