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Top 10 Most Famous Artists in the World

An artist is known for his best and marvelous art pieces and sculptures. The history of human beings is full with some distinctive names. There have had been a lot of artists who were able to make their special place in the hearts of history-lovers and artistic monument lovers. If you are the one and looking to know the most famous artists, then here we have compiled the list of top 10 most famous artists in the world.

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10. Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)

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Leonardo Da Vinci was a famous sculptor, architect, engineer, mathematician and artist of 14th century. He was famous for his marvelous sculptures and artistic pieces. He used to portrait the natural landscapes in his paintings very nicely.

9. Raphael (1483-1520)

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Raphael was one of the active responders of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa. He made portrait of Maddalena Doni at the age of 26. Raphael was a great artist of his time. He used to use high and low points of colors in his paintings and created a lot of architectural monuments as well.

8. Velazquez (1599-1660)

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Velazquez was one of the most famous artists of 15th century. He had created a wonderful group portrait of Spanish king’s daughter. He got worldwide fame due to this gorgeous portrait that is now kept in a museum.
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7. Picasso (1881-1973)

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Picasso was born three centuries after Velázquez. He worked less but something great. His various paintings and monuments are now kept in different museums all over the world. Picasso’s one of masterpieces is the painting of a young man of the Blue and Pink Periods. Another great sculpture is of sub-Saharan Africa, that reflects how expect Picasso was in his field.

6. Vincent Van Gogh (1853–1890)

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Vincent Van Gogh was born in 1853. He was a painter of post-impressionist era. His famous painting themes were Sunflowers, The Starry night, Cafe Terrace at Night.
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5. Michelangelo (1475–1564)

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Michelangelo was an artist of 1475. He belonged to Renaissance sculptor era. He was a multitalented individual, who created some paintings like The Sistine Chapel, The Pieta and David.

4. Masaccio (1401-1428)

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Masaccio was born in 1401 and his original name is Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Mone Cassai. He is remembered as an artist of 14th century. He died in 1428 at the age of 26. He worked on the Brancacci Chapel frescoes of St Peter, and had created a lot of forms that captivate the attention of tourists towards the museums.

3. Rubens (1577-1640)

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Rubens was born in 1577. He was not only an artist but also a developer, who accomplished various pieces of antique Roman sculptors, Michelangelo, Titian and Caravaggio. He had figured them out in very attractive paintings, which have now become the dominating parts of museums of Europe and America.
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2. Caravaggio (1571-1610)


1. Rembrandt (1606 – 1669)

Dutch Master. Rembrandt is the one of top 10 greatest painters. His famous paintings include the Jewish Bride, The Storm of the sea of Galilee, etc.