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King painters Tiziano Vecellio (1477-1576)

Tiziano Vecellio da Cadore - one of the greatest artists of all time, along with such legends of the Italian Renaissance, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael. Titian, recognized the genius of his time, was called «the king of painters and painter of kings.» Discovery of titanium painting in fine arts, one way or another, influenced the work of subsequent artists.

Harmensz van Rijn Rembrandt (1606-1669)

Future great painter Rembrandt was born July 15, 1606 in the heyday of the fertile areas of spiritual culture in the Netherlands.

Francisco de Goya and Lyusentes (1746-1828)

An outstanding representative of the Spanish school of painting by Francisco Jose de Goya-and-Lusientes - a unique artist who has managed to embody in his art the tragic fate of the Spanish people, their hopes and endless suffering, bravely borne with endless vitality.

Edgap Hilaire Germain Degas (1834-1917)

Edgar Germain Hilaire de ha or Edgar Degas, his whole world knows, was born in Paris to a wealthy aristocratic family. Childhood of the future artist was held in an atmosphere of love and peace. From an early age, Edgar showed love and talent for drawing, and, despite the fact that his father wanted him to become a lawyer, nothing could prevent the young man to learn the art of painting.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

Personality and work of Leonardo da Vinci has always aroused intense interest. Too extraordinary figure was Leonardo for his time. Printed books and articles on the screens out feature and documentary films. Critics refer to scientists and mystics, in an attempt to find the answer to the mystery of the great master’s genius. There is even a separate area in Science, exploring the legacy of the painter.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)

February 25, 1841 in the town of Limoges in the south of France in a tailor’s family was born the fourth child - a boy named Pierre Auguste. A few years later, the whole family, Renoir moved to Paris. From early childhood, Auguste have plenty of talent for drawing, as well as a magnificent voice.

Isaac Ilyich Levitan (1860-1900)

Poverty and lossAugust 18, 1860 in an intellectual Jewish family who lived on the western edge of Russia, near the border crossing Verzhbolovo, second son was born, my parents named Isaac. Father of the future artist had rabbinical school education, but could not succeed in this field and has served on various minor offices of the Russian Railways. Trying to get better all the time family roamed the train station, which did not bring any positive result.

Claude Monet (1840-1926)

November 14, 1840 in Paris, the son of the owner of a grocery store a son named Oscar Claude Monet. Just five years later the family moved to the future artist Normandy, Le Havre. Since the age of 14, Monet began to earn money and fame, drawing cartoons.

Alexei Savrasov (1830-1897)

May 12, 1830 in the family of a successful trader and dry goods merchant of the second guild Kondrati Artemyevitch Sovrasova a son, Alex, who was destined to become one of the main founders of the Russian landscape school.

Valentin Serov (1865-1911)

Beautiful Russian painter Valentin Serov was lucky to be born into a prosperous and gifted family. Parents painter people were talented and versatile. Alexander Serov, father of the future painter, was a composer, author of operas «Power of the Fiend», «Judith» and «Rogneda».

Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velazquez (1599-1660)

The great painter and a brilliant diplomat Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velazquez was one of the brightest symbols of artistic era of the 17th century.

Henri Rousseau (1844-1910)

Like many geniuses, ahead of his time, Henri Rousseau not known during his lifetime, nor glory, nor riches. A talented artist, who has worked to 41 years ordinary clerk in the customs department in Paris, found the willpower to quit habitual way of life and devote himself entirely to painting.

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

Great artist Peter Paul Rubens was born June 28, 1577, by fate, away from their ancestral homeland - in a small German town of Siegen (Westphalia). Sixth child lawyer Jan Rubens and Maria Peypelinks merchant’s daughter, was destined to become the new leader has arisen aesthetics and art of Flanders - the state, which in the year of birth of the painter not even exist on the political map of the world.

Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510)

Unfortunately, the true facts about the life of the greatest artist Alessandro da Mariano di Vanni whether Amedeo Filippepi, known to us under the name of Sandro Botticelli, remained extremely small.

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906)

The famous French painter Paul Cezanne was a pioneer of post-impressionism. Who lived and worked with the most famous masters of Impressionism, while in the beginning of his career under their influence, Cezanne, in search of his own style, he went further than his colleagues.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was born September 28, 1571 in a small village near Bergamo, the name which it got its name, remained in the history of world art - Caravaggio.

Viktor Vasnetsov (1848-1926)

Viktor Vasnetsov - a talented painter, decorator, illustrator and architect was 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 an enormous influence on the evolution of Russian fine art in the era of transition from Peredvizhnichestvo to modernity.

Ivan Kramskoi (1837-1887)

Throughout his life Ivan Kramskoi tried to convert the art of face-to-life that it becomes an effective instrument for its active knowledge. Prominent artists, who played a huge role in shaping the national school of painting, led by the famous "revolt of fourteen", was the head of the Artel artists and Association of the Wanderers, was one of those whose life and work has always served the most revolutionary statement, the most advanced ideas of his time.

Bartolome Esteban Murillo - life and paintings

On the life of a leading artist of the "golden age" of Spanish painting, made an invaluable contribution to the history of art and became the founder of the Sevillian school of painting, known not so much.

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