Leonardo da Vinci, a master of many crafts, with talents that knew no bounds. An artist, a scientist, an inventor, a painter, a sculptor, an architect, a musician, a mathematician, an engineer, an anatomist, a geologist, a cartographer, a botanist, and a writer. He was the creator of the Mona Lisa, and the Last Supper, his works are still celebrated to this day.
Michelangelo, a virtuoso of the brush and chisel, his artistry unmatched, his influence on Western art, unyielding. A sculptor, a painter, an architect, and an engineer, he left behind masterpieces such as the Sistine Chapel ceiling and David, that continue to awe and inspire.
Raphael, the High Renaissance painter, whose artistry was the epitome of grace and beauty. His works such as The School of Athens and the Sistine Madonna, are still revered as some of the greatest artworks of all time.
Rembrandt, a master of light and shadow, his paintings, a symphony of emotions, his influence on Dutch art, unrivaled. He was the creator of masterpieces such as The Night Watch and The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, that continue to be admired to this day.
Claude Monet, the Impressionist painter, whose artistry captured the essence of nature and light. He was the founder of the Impressionist movement, and his works such as Water Lilies and Impression, Sunrise, continue to be celebrated worldwide.
Vincent van Gogh, the Dutch painter, whose bold use of color and brushstrokes, captured the beauty and intensity of life. He was the creator of masterpieces such as Starry Night and Sunflowers, that continue to inspire and amaze.
Pablo Picasso, the Spanish painter and co-founder of the Cubist movement, whose artistry was a reflection of the modern world. He was a leading figure in the development of the Cubist style, and his works such as Guernica and Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, are still celebrated as some of the greatest artworks of the 20th century.
Salvador Dalí, the Spanish Surrealist painter, whose artistry was a journey into the depths of the subconscious. He was a leading figure in the Surrealist movement, and his works such as The Persistence of Memory and The Temptation of Saint Anthony, continue to be admired for their striking and dream-like imagery.
Jackson Pollock, the American painter and leading figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement, whose artistry was a reflection of the chaos and beauty of the world. He was known for his drip painting technique, and his works such as One: Number 31, 1950 and Autumn Rhythm, continue to be admired for their bold and dynamic style.
Frida Kahlo, the Mexican painter, whose artistry was a reflection of her identity, culture and experiences. Her self-portraits and depiction of the female form, have been celebrated internationally as emblematic of Mexican national and indigenous traditions, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience.
Banksy, the pseudonymous England-based street artist, whose identity remains a mystery, but whose artistry and political activism continue to inspire and provoke. He is known for his thought-provoking and often controversial street art.
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