The world's most famous Impressionist artist, Vincent Van Gogh, painted some of his most famous works while living in Arles, France. Explore the life and work of this great artist in the Master Apollo collection. Let Van Gogh's breathtaking works make you want to create your own interior!
Van Gogh's body of work includes over 800 paintings and 700 drawings. He made four series on the same theme, depicting fields, a cemetery, a single tree and several parks, mainly in Paris. In his later years, he painted several versions of "Sunflowers".
Portrait of an enigma. Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest geniuses of all time - a writer, painter, engineer, inventor, musician and philosopher. He originated virtually all modern mechanisms. He sketched drawings, wrote notes on everything from flying machines to parachute pyramids, conducted groundbreaking anatomical research, and composed music so divine it would have inspired another Renaissance genius, Raphael. However, Leonardo's intelligence was drowned in a sea of unfinished projects. He was known for his blockages, his mind being in overdrive but unable to function...
Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. His work is focused on portraits, nature and allegories. The primary colors he used are remarkable for their vividness. Klimt's works painted during the Golden Period are characterized by ornate decorations, golden fields, patterns, stylized nature and lavish details.
The Gustav Klimt Collection celebrates the life and work of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Inspired by Gustav's paintings, such as The Kiss (1907), it includes his rich color palette of reds, blues, purples, and gold.
Johannes Vermeer is widely regarded as one of the greatest painters of all time. He began his career as a child prodigy and invented and perfected the realistic genre of tronies and interiors. He later became recognized and acclaimed for his most famous work, The Milkmaid.
The Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer's earliest works are versions of genre subjects with interiors, domestic scenes, etc. Vermeer's style developed rapidly, however, his early works are immediately recognizable. Scholars are still trying to trace the history of his style's development or stylistic evolution and this is largely due to the proliferation of his work.
Franz Marc explored animal and human life, both directly and abstractly, through his paintings, drawings, woodcuts, lithographs and sculptures. He also experimented with color; in his abstract works he created his own, new world of color which was not beautiful but full of color. Franz Marc opened his own way to a new type of painting.
Franz Marc's compositions fuse elements of the Fauvist and Expressionist schools of thought to create a bold and vivid mode of expression. In his paintings, Marc achieves a radiant intensity by applying large areas of color over a glossy undercoat. The saturated colors in his paintings have an extraordinary vibrancy and lightness, while maintaining a sense of monumentality and spatial grandeur.
Claude Monet was a key figure in Impressionism. He was born in Paris to a moderately wealthy family, the son of a prominent banker. Monet's artistic training began at an early age with informal drawing lessons from his father and exposure to the works of painters like Eugène Delacroix and Jean August Dominique Ingres. As an adult, his interest in landscape painting developed when he became friends with Camille Corot.
Claude Monet is best known for his paintings of haystacks and beautiful use of color. In addition to his use of color, Monet constantly changed the size and format of his works to make them interesting. Monet mostly sold his works in small batches that he increased in depth until he reached a final piece for sale. Claude Monet died in 1926 in Giverny, France, and he is buried in a small cemetery that he owned in Giverny.
French painter Eugène Delacroix was an immediate success in the Parisian art world, but his fame has not waned over time. Delacroix was known for his use of rich, vibrant colors and expressive brushstrokes--characteristics that are evident in Dante's Boat. As a young man, he fought for the revolutionary troops during the initial phase of the Hundred Days, an insurrection against the Bourbons. Dante's Boat refers to this period in the artist's life...
Eugène Delacroix was the leading painter in the French Romantic School and a central figure to the early Romantic painting movement. He used vivid, stark forms and colors in his paintings, which made his paintings stand out in a time when other artists were reluctant to break with formalist practices.
Wasily Kandinsky was a Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with creating the first purely abstract works. He was born as Vasily Surikov in Moscow, but later changed his name to "Kandinsky". He began painting in an impressionist style, before moving on to abstraction. He sought an art that would be spiritual, achieved through pure emotion and intuition.
Kandinsky was the first Russian painter to receive worldwide recognition. He founded abstractionism as a movement and is certainly an extraordinary artist, whose work is immediately recognizable by its dynamism and brilliant palette. It's estimated that he produced nearly 1,000 paintings, more than 30,000 drawings and watercolors, and 1,500 sculptures during his lifetime.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir is the main painter of the Impressionist movement. In 1883, he became a student of Claude Monet, who introduced him to plein air painting. Renoir's work from this period shows his experimentation with both color and light. By 1888, his paintings had solidified into a characteristic style that would remain unchanged for the rest of his career.
Renoir's new approach to Impressionism, in which his brushstrokes were freer and he focused more on scenes of daily life, influenced artists for years. Unorthodox at the time, his work is now considered a cornerstone of Impressionist artistic principles.
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669): Sometimes considered the greatest Dutch painter of all time, the most famous painter of the Dutch Golden Age is extremely influential for his portraits of historical figures, religious themes, and scenes of daily life.
His portraits of friends, his self-portraits and his illustrations of scenes from the Bible are considered among his best works. He never produced a large number of works. After his death, Rembrandt's reputation suffered from the unwarranted devaluation by art critics in the following decades of what were originally considered his minor masterpieces. Dutch still life painting declined again, almost returning to its previous level by the beginning of the twentieth century.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1573-1610) was an Italian artist who worked mainly in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily. His paintings, which combine a realistic observation of the human condition, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, had a formative influence on the Baroque school of painting.
The death of Renaissance artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio 500 years ago shocked the art world, which considered him one of the greatest painters of all time. But long after his untimely death, he remained an artistic and moral force, and today is considered one of the greatest artists who ever.
A Spanish visionary, Goya began painting at the age of 13. His use of color is considered some of the highest quality work available. Francisco Goya's excellence is perfectly illustrated in "The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters." He contrasts what is real with what is imagined using vibrant blue colors that transition to red, brown and green. The faces of the dwarves are borderline insane, juxtaposed against a calm central figure that is unaware of their chaos.
Through Goya's Art, explore Goya's personality, style, and accomplishments with the most comprehensive art collection ever created on this fascinating artist. All of Goya's works are represented in this collection, including his portraits of famous and infamous figures, his macabre depictions of war and famine that make him an ardent classicist, and his idealized treatments of mythological themes.Viewers will find out why Goya is considered one of the greatest artists in Western history.
Michelangelo Buonarroti was a Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, poet and engineer who was considered to be the greatest artist of his time. He was born on March 6th, 1475 in Caprese, Tuscany, Italy. His father changed the family name to Buonarroti when Michelangelo became an artist.
Michelangelo was born to a sculptor who wasn't wealthy, but his genius manifested itself early and by the time he was a teenager he had attracted the attention of the aging master painter and sculptor Lorenzo de' Medici. In recognition of his talent, Michelangelo was welcomed into the Medici household and received rigorous training, eventually becoming one of Florence's most famous artists.
Paul Gauguin lived in the Marquesas Islands in the late 19th century. This French painter is best known for his bold use of color in paintings. Although he never formally studied painting, Gauguin was considered a master during his lifetime. His most famous works date from the period in his life when he lived in Tahiti, where he found inspiration from the exotic natives of the island.
Paul Gauguin's Tahitian paintings embody the beauty of a tropical paradise, attracting a whole new audience to previously little known region. Not only an artist, but also writer and sculptor who contributed to modernist movement by exploring Polynesian art and culture.
Jacques-Louis David was a French painter of the neoclassical style, considered the preeminent painter of his time. In the 1780s, his cerebral conception of history painting marked a departure from the old classical approach of the grand manner, thus he was an important precursor for later artists such as Jacques-Louis David.
Two years after the fall of the Bastille, French painter Jacques-Louis David painted a scene to commemorate the beginning of an era. On July 14, 1789, he went to the Place de la Concorde and drew the scene. Then he began to paint. The resulting oil painting, exhibited in the Louvre, has become one of David's most famous works.
Paul Cézanne, born January 19, 1839, was a French artist whose work laid the foundation for the transition from the 19th century conception of the artistic process to a new and radically different art world in the 20th century.Cézanne's use of repetitive but subtle color and complex compositions influenced the movement known as Fauvism and Cubism. He was also an important influence on the group of artists known as the "Nabis" and a generation of avant-garde artists that would follow them in the early 20th century.
Paul Cézanne is considered by many to be one of the founders of modern art. He used his innovative painting technique, which included the development of thick, expressive brushstrokes, to transform painting practice in the late 19th century. Many of his works are on display in museums around the world.
Piet Mondrian was a Dutch painter and art theorist active as a painter from the late 1890s till his death in 1944. He made great contributions to the development of modern art and is generally considered the most influential member of the Neoplastic movement.
Piet Mondrian is the founder of De Stijl, a Dutch art movement launched in 1917. His work used simple geometric shapes and primary colors as the basis for paintings and furniture he created that emphasized functionality and eye-pleasing balance.
Edgar Degas is considered one of the greatest masters in French Impressionist painting. He is also well known for his sculpture and drawings. He was born in Paris and showed artistic talent from an early age. However, the conservative art community rejected his works which frequently depicted ballerinas and nude females. He struggled to gain recognition during his lifetime; however today, he is considered a master in Impressionist painting and sculpture.
Degas created more than 2,000 works on paper, all of them original and brilliant. From masterpieces such as 'The Little Dancer of Fourteen' and the ballerinas of his early period to late drawings of dancers and nudes that come together with extraordinary strength and presence. This comprehensive catalog raisonné provides a comprehensive overview of Degas' work, while restoring it to its rightful place in his oeuvre.
A painter of modern life, Édouard Manet created a remarkable new pictorial language, portraying modern Parisian life and capturing the lives of its inhabitants on canvas. After many years of obscurity, his works are once again recognized as masterpieces of 19th century art and he is considered one of the fathers of modern painting. His paintings are today seen in museums and private galleries around the world.
Although his paintings were not well received during his lifetime, Édouard Manet is one of the most influential and important figures in nineteenth-century art. He innovated by creating a new style that was both modern and innovative. A celebrated innovator who pushed accepted conventions to their limits.
J. M. W. Turner, widely regarded as one of the most influential British landscape painters of all time, will be remembered for his works, which are still appreciated today. This playfully written biographical novel is filled with vivid illustrations of family, close friends, the Thames River, and the iconic works of art made famous by this master who was inspired by the world around him. A visual feast that brings art to life, J. M. W. Turner's work will be remembered
Although completely self-taught, J. M. W. Turner's visionary use of color and innovative technique inspired the Impressionists 80 years later. Best known for "Snowstorm - Steamboat at the Mouth of a Harbor", he is also widely recognized for "The Fighting Storm", "Rain, Steam and Speed - The Great Western Railway" and many other iconic paintings that influenced the development of modern art.
Peter Paul Rubens, painter and printmaker, is one of the most prolific and influential artists in European art. He traveled extensively in Europe and influenced many artists, including Titian, Rembrandt , Anthony van Dyck and Diego Velázquez. Rubens is best known for his religious and mythological works of art: he painted altarpieces and portraits for churches and aristocrats throughout Europe.
The painter created amazing works of art, including many large altarpieces commissioned by the Catholic Church. These altarpieces often feature saints and sacred figures against vast dreamlike backgrounds. This style of painting helped to create the Baroque period