Wednesday, May 21, 2008

World"s Greatest Painter

In your opinion, who is the greatest painter of all time? Please explain your answer for your choice.

Tags: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Matisse, Renoir, Monet, Goya, Rubens, Vincent Van Gogh, Picasso

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla


jenny-up the hill said...

The first artist that popped into my head was Mary Cassatt...I love her paintings of mothers with precious. I also think highly of Monet. The colors he used in his paintings inspired by his waterlily garden are just lovely! Of course there is Van Gogh's Starry Night that I just love...and oh, there's Georgia O'Keefe too! lol!! Oh but wait...Vermeer's works are really, really good too...

OK, ok...I've picked just one! I'm going with George Seurat because of his original method of painting: pointillism! My favorite painting is called "Sunday Afternoon at the Grande Jatte". Very, very neat!!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Jenny,
Looks like you are an art lover yourself to be able to know so many painters. I only know the masters but the current crops of painters are relatively unknown to me. Thanks for your point of view. God bless.

Sandra Cobb said...

Even though I love to look at Van Gogh's work and have always been drawn to him because of his sad life, I can say that he is my favorite, but not the greatest. That honor goes to Michelangelo, mainly because of his fresco of God creating Adam on the Cistine Chapel ceiling. That one picture leaves me more awestruck than any I've ever seen.

Mrs. Mecomber said...

I absolutely love Jan Vermeer. His work is exquisite and he could capture light and make it glow in a painting.

I also love the Hudson River School of artists. Thomas Cole's The Voyage of Life is GENIUS in both paint and in storytelling.


Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sandra,
Thanks for visiting and for your choice. Can we exchange links through email feeds? I will subscribe to your feeds via email. I hope you do the same with mine. Thanks again and God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Mrs. Mecomber,
Thanks for your visit and for your choice. You sure know your arts to be able to know more world famous painters. Thanks again and God bless.

Sue said...

I like Van Gogh there is something about his paintings that I find beautiful and haunting at the same time. I think I may have seen some of his paintings when I was young at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Plus his life story was also very interesting. Too bad for most of the painters, you always here they never really become famous until after they die.

Gregorio said...

The creator of the cave paintings of Lascaux in France.One of our ancestors.Believe me I thought about my answer this is no joke,for with out him none of the others would exist.
In more modern times I just can't pin one down there is simply to many to admire.It also depends on ones own taste and eye.
For me Picasso and Pollock.My choice is based upon the fact that they spun the art world around and almost recreated it.
Final answer the caveman.

Beat Black said...

i could never pick only one. They all have their different styles and there is something incredible about each. Rubens is one I'll have to look up though


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