Favourite Artists

A board dedicated to the artists and images they create that I enjoy and draw inspiration from.
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Joseph Cornell - #surrealist #artist who spent his life hording found things and creating magical boxes. #surrealism

Guide to the Strange Boxes of Joseph Cornell

Self-taught American Surrealist artist, Joseph Cornell produced endearing and captivating mini-worlds in his series of assemblage boxes, using found objects from junk shops and street corners.

Amedeo Modigliani - #Expressionist #artist #Italian #art

Expressionist Artist - Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (July 1884 – January : an Italian artist who worked mainly in France. Primarily a figurative artist, he became known for paintings and sculptures in a modern style characterized by mask-like faces and elongation of form.

Marianne North - #Victorian who at the age of 40 decided she was going to be a #painter and Botanical Explorer and set off intot the Brazillian jungle to work. #art

Guide to Victorian Painter, Marianne North's Botanical Paintings

Rupert Bunny - #French Impressionist #Australian #art

French Impressionist - Australian Rupert Bunny

Australian Artist in Paris - Rupert Bunny - " Last Fine Days, Royan (Summer time, Royan)"

Gwen John - #Female #Welsh #Painter who spent her life painting in Paris and was Rodin's lover.

Gwen John - Painter, lover, recluse

Self Portrait - Gwen John - 1902 As a woman in a career still largely dominated by men, including her successful brother Augustus, Gwen had to struggle for recognition

Sofonisba Anguissola - Talented #Female #Renaissance #Artist from the 16th century.

Female Renaissance Artist -Sofonisba Anguissola

Self Portrait at the Spinet, Italian Renaissance Painter Sofonisba Anguissola

Artemisia Gentileschi - #Female #Baroque #artist who painted large dramatic canvasses #art

Female Baroque Artist - Artemisia Gentileschi

GENTILESCHI, Artemisia - Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting (self-portrait as La Pittura) (c. × cm (oil on canvas) Royal Collection, Windsor Castle

Rosalba Carriera - Pastel portraits during the #Rococo period and had a side line in saucy drawings for the boys on tour. #portrait #artist #art

Rococo Portrait Painter - Rosalba Carriera

Rosalba Self-portrait / a Venetian Rococo painter. In her younger years, she specialized in portrait miniatures. She later became known for her pastel work, a medium appealing to Rococo styles for its soft edges and flattering surfaces.

Caravaggio - #Baroque #artist #Italy #art

Baroque Artists - Caravaggio

David with the Head of Goliath, Caravaggio, Doing a self portrait of yourself holding the decapitated head of yourself is some pretty Freudian stuff. This work belongs in the gallery because it serves as a self portrait of Caravaggio.

Jacopo Bassano - #Renaissance #artists #art #Venice

Renaissance Artists - Jacopo Bassano

Jacopo da Ponte, a Mannerist artist from the Renaissance period, born in Bassano del Grappa just north of Venice, became famous for his use of light and shade and the includsion of animals and every day objects within his works.

Hannah Hoch - #Dada #artist from Germany who broke new ground in art with her photo and printed collages. #female #printer

Lady Dada - Hannah Hoch, Female Artist

Hannah Hoch ("November 1889 – May was a German Dada artist. She is best known for her work of the Weimar period, when she was one of the originators of photomontage.

Canaletto - Postcards from #Italy, #Rococo #artist who painted gorgeous views of 18th century #Venice

Canaletto - Postcards from Italy

Piazza San Marco Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal) (Italian, Venice Venice) Date: Medium: Oil on canvas Dimensions: 27 x 44 in. x cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: Purchase, Mrs.