Georges Braque paintings began developing a Cubist style after Georges met Pablo Picasso although Georges started out as a member of the Fauves. Georges’ and Pablo’s paintings shared many similarities in palette, style and subject matter. Georges was also often dedicated to quiet periods spent in his studio as opposed to being a personality in the art world.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder was astonishingly independent of the dominant artistic interests during his time, despite his taking the requisite journey to Italy for purposes of study. He deliberately revived the late Gothic style of Hieronymus Bosch as the point of departure from Italian mannerism for his own highly complex and original art.
James Christensen paintings are done in a variety of styles. They range from the lush Saints and Angels series to whimsical and humorous works of satire. The former is reminiscent of European old master works, like Madonna and Two Angels. The latter is represented by Resistance Training.
Velazquez paintings are famous for their portraits, which rank among the finest in world art. Diego Velazquez was the greatest among all Spanish painters. Diego spent most of his life in Madrid where he was the favourite artist of King Philip IV, who let no other artist paint him.
The most recognized Piet Mondrian paintings are abstract paintings of colored squares, rectangles and thick black lines. Piet Mondrian was a famous abstract painter, born in the Netherlands in 1872. Piet did not start out painting squares and rectangles. He only started so during the tail end of the Impressionism movement.
Well known for their images featuring large and luminous color blocks, Rothko paintings are classified as abstract expressionist pieces. The forms, figures and color created by Mark Rothko are what his many paintings are well known for.
Echoes of Italian art are apparent in most of Durer paintings, drawings and graphics. Italian influences were slower to show in his graphics than in his drawings and paintings. Albrecht Durer was the central figure in the German Renaissance and one of the most outstanding personalities in the history of art.
Mary Cassatt paintings were products of the Impressionist movement in the later part of the 1800s. They were the outcome of a study of the works of the old masters of Europe. Mary left for Paris in 1866 and began her private art lessons in the Louvre.
Klimt paintings were considered far ahead of their time, much of which was seen as controversial. They were highly criticized due to their erotic and exotic nature. They used symbolism of the not so subtle form, going far beyond what the imagination of the period accepted.
Ravi Varma paintings were most remembered for their portraits of sari-clad women portrayed as shapely and graceful. They became an important motif at the time, with reproductions found in almost every middle class home. Ravi is considered among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art.