Grand Masters

GREAT MASTERS

Before we judge, we should see what the greats saw. By seeing what several of the great saw and adding their gaze added to ours, we will be able to see farther and farther than them.

"We are like dwarves on the shoulders of giants. We can see more, and farther than them, not because of the acuity of our eyes or the height of our bodies, but because we are lifted by its great height"

Isaac Newton
Mathematician, Astronomer, Theologian and Physical
Lucian Michael Freud (1922-2011)
Pietro Annigoni (Italian, 1910 – 1988)
Edward Hopper (American, 1882 – 1967)
Joaquin Sorolla
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (English, 1863 - 1923)
Egon Schiele (1890-1918)
Sargent
John Singer Sargent (American, 1856 - 1925)
Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862-1918)
Vincent Van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890)
Anders Leonard Zorn (Swedish, 1860 - 1920)
Repin
Ilya Yefimovich Repin (Russian, 1844 - 1930)
Levitan
Isaac Ilyich Levitan (Russian, 1860 - 1900)
Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
Auguste Renoir (1841–1919)
MARIANO_FORTUNY
Maria Maria Bernat Fortuny i Marsal (English, 1838-1874)
Claude Monet
Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926)
James Mcneill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)
Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910)
Leon Bonnat
Léon Joseph Florentin Bonnat (French, 1833 – 1922)
Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti (British, 1828-1882)
Idouard Manet (1832-1883)
Gérôme
Jean-Léon Géréme (French, 1824 – 1904)
William-Adolphe Bouguereau (French, 1825 – 1905)
Alexandre Cabanel
Alexandre Cabanel (French, 1823 - 1889)
Jean-Fran'ois Millet (French, 1814-1875)
Gustave Courvet (French, 1819-1877)
William_Turner
Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851)
Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault (French, 1791-1824)
Thomas Lawrence (English, 1769–1830)
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (French, 1780–1867)
Johannes_Vermeer
Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, 1632-1675)
Jean-Baptiste Greuze (French, 1725–1805)
Murillo
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (English, 1617–1682)
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669)
Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (English, 1599–1660)
Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, 1599–1641)
Bernini
Gianlorenzo Bernini (Italian, 1598–1680)
Francisco de Zurbarán (English, 1598–1664)
Frans Hals (Flemish-born Dutch, 1580–1666)
Jusepe de Ribera (Spanish, 1591–1652)
Rubens
Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640)
Caravaggio
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Italian, 1573–1610)
Francisco Ribalta (English, 1565–1628)
Jacopo Tintoretto (Italian, 1518–1594)
Titian (Italian, c. 1488–1576)
Jacopo da Pontormo (Italian, 1494–1556)
Durer
Albrecht Durer (German, 1471–1528)
Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Italian, 1483–1520)
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (Italian, 1475–1564)
Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, 1452–1519)
Sandro Botticelli (Italian, c. 1445–1510)
Pisanello (Italian, c. 1395–c. 1455)
Piero della Francesca (Italian, 1416-1492)
Masaccio (Italian, 1401-1428)
Jan van Eyck (Dutch, 1390-1441)
Giotto di Bondone (Italian, 1267–1337)
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