Artists are inspired by everything. Whether it’s another piece of art, a landscape, or life experience, inspirations are everywhere. But many artists fall in love with art due to influential artists from history.
What artists have had the most significant impact on the art world? Which ones have inspired artists to pursue their passions the most? With so many different facets of the art industry, those questions can be incredibly challenging to narrow down.
However, we took a look at some of the research and narrowed down the most influential artists of all time. Have any of them inspired you?
Andy Warhol has been an inspiration on many abstract impressionists since his rise to fame in the 1960s. Beyond creating eye-catching and drama-inducing art, he was also a force to be reckoned with.
Beginning out as a commercial artist, he brought the ethos of promotion into fine art, even going so far as to say, “Making money is art.” – Time Out.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Who doesn’t know the name, Leonardo Da Vinci? The Renaissance-era painter has made an impact on the art world. From The Last Support to his work in science, he touched the world in a way that has inspired generations of artists.
He was a reserved and withdrawn man, not concerned with glory, and yet absolutely sure of the value of his abilities. Along with a small band of contemporary Renaissance figures, Leonardo da Vinci become the center of a movement of artists that has permanently enriched western culture. – LeonardoDaVinci.net
The 20th-century artist who ushered in modern art and changed the face of what art would mean for many was Pablo Picasso. It’s nearly impossible to go into a museum in any major city without seeing one of his incredible pieces.
Picasso is also credited with inventing constructed sculpture and co-inventing the collage art style. He is also regarded as one of three artists in the twentieth century credited with defining the elements of plastic arts. – PabloPicasso.org
Vincent van Gogh
Do Starry Night or Sunflower On A Vessel ring a bell? They should. They’re two of the most famous Van Gogh paintings. Which is saying a lot, since many of his paintings have made an impact on the art world.
Van Gogh’s finest works were produced in less than three years in a technique that grew more and more impassioned in brush stroke, in symbolic and intense color, in surface tension, and in the movement and vibration of form and line. – VanGoghGallery.com
Art lovers and regular observers alike travel across the world to see Michelangelo’s stunning work on the Sistine Chapel. Despite what he is most famous for, he was much more than a painter, dabbling in sculptures, poetry, and architecture as well.
He was part of the revival of classical Greek and Roman art, yet his unique contributions went beyond mere mimicry of antiquity. His work was infused with a psychological intensity and emotional realism that had never been seen before and often caused quite a bit of controversy. – TheArtStory.org
Which artists in history have inspired you the most? We’re sure some of these will make the list.