Painting Styles of Famous Painters

What do you know about the painting styles of famous painters? Caravaggio, Brugel, Degas, Rembrandt, El Greco, Monet, Renoir if you are familiar with these names, you actually have little knowledge of the art of painting and the styles of painters.

You are in love with colors and figures!

You may be quite knowledgeable about Renaissance art, Baroque art, perhaps you are very well aware of Impressionism, Expressionism art movements.

If you are familiar with all the above-mentioned painters and all these art movements, you have a knowledge of the art of painting that cannot be underestimated.

Despite this information, if you still have difficulty guessing which work belongs to which artist.

This article is for you!

When you look at a painting, colors, lights, figures, backgrounds are actually clues given to you to recognize the artist of that work.

Now it’s time to find the clues.

 

 

Painting Styles of Famous Painters

 

Peter Paul Rubens

If the bodies of all the figures in the picture are drawn with exaggerated lines, especially if their butts are bigger than normal people, and these big butts usually turn their butts to you, the owner of that picture is most likely Peter Paul Rubens.

 

Painting Styles of Famous Painters

Judgement of Paris (Das Urteil des Paris), 1636 by Pierre Paul Rubens | Painting Styles of Famous Painters

 

 

Caravaggio

If the men in the picture are feminine, a little seductive, and looking terrified. On the other hand, if the light mostly illuminates their terrifying faces from a single point, that is, if the light and shadow plays are dominant in the work, you are probably looking at a Caravaggio painting.

 

Painting Styles of Famous Painters

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, 1602 by Caravaggio | Painting Styles of Famous Painters

 

 

Titian

If all the figures in the picture look like they have escaped a swamp of darkness. The expression on people’s faces seems to have just been beaten, and if you see this pain on their faces, you can immediately guess that it is Titian for that painting.

 

Martyrdom of St Lawrence, 1564-1567 by Titian | Painting Styles of Famous Painters

 

 

Pieter Bruegel and Hieronymus Bosch

If there are too many figures in a painting and these people look normal, this is a Pieter Bruegel paintings.

 

The Corn Harvest (August), 1565 by Pieter Bruegel the Elder | Painting Styles of Famous Painters

 

You can also see strange figures in Pieter Bruegel’s artworks. For example, you can see a half-eaten egg in its shell runs between the clerk and the peasant. The table attached to the tree is laden with partly consumed food and drink. Behind the tree, a roasted fowl lays itself upon a silver platter, implying that it is ready to be eaten, and a roasted pig runs about with a carving knife already slipped under its skin.

 

Painting Styles of Famous Painters

The Land of Cockaigne, 1567 by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

 

You are looking at another painting and there are too many figures in the painting, but it does not give off the Bruegel feel.
There are many figures, but these people and animals seem to be crazy, then you are looking at a highly probable Hieronymus Bosch painting.

 

The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch | Painting Styles of Famous Painters

 

 

Jan van Eyck

You look at a painting and all character in the painting, regardless of whether they are male or female, looks like an ex-KGB agent and if every character has big hats, you can call that painting Jan van Eyck without a doubt.

 

The Arnolfini Portrait (The Arnolfini Marriage), 1434 by Jan van Eyck

 

Painting Styles of Famous Painters

Portrait of a Man in a Turban (Probable self-portrait), 1433 – Jan van Eyck

 

 

El Greco

If your painting is dominated by dark colors, almost all of the people in the picture look like they are bearded and starving, the most reliable estimate for this painting is El Greco.

 

Saint Francis in Ecstasy, 1600-1605 by El Greco

 

 

Rembrandt van Rijn

If the people depicted in a painting are located in a place illuminated by only one candlelight, and they appear miserable, this work is probably a Rembrandt work.

 

Painting Styles of Famous Painters

Stone Operation (Allegory of Touch), 1624-1625 by Rembrandt van Rijn | Painting Styles of Famous Painters

 

Rembrandt van Rijn – Self-Portrait, Aged 51, 1657 | Rembrandt van Rijn’s Self Portraits

 

 

Edgar Degas

If you see graceful ballerinas in a painting and those ballerinas are depicted just before they start dancing, you can easily say that Edgar Degas did that painting.

 

Painting Styles of Famous Painters

The Dance Class (La Classe de Danse), 1873–1876, oil on canvas, by Edgar Degas | Painting Styles of Famous Painters

 

The Rehearsal of the Ballet on Stage, 1874 by Edgar Degas

 

 

Claude Monet

You are looking at a painting with mixed brush strokes and no specific figure.

There is the sea, a vague sun is visible among the clouds, the sun’s rays have barely fallen over the sea, but it is as if you are watching it all through a coded TV channel without a decoder.

This is a Claude Monet painting.

 

Painting Styles of Famous Painters

Impression, Sunrise, 1872 by Claude Monet | Painting Styles of Famous Painters

 

Boulevard des Capucines, 1873 by Claude Monet

 

 

Pierre Auguste Renoir

Happy people chat with each other in bright lights. The flowers in the background are colorful. The peaceful colors and the people in the painting seem to be healthy. This is a painting of Pierre Auguste Renoir.

 

Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1881 by Pierre Auguste Renoir

 

Painting Styles of Famous Painters

Two Sisters (On the Terrace), 1881 by Pierre Auguste Renoir | Painting Styles of Famous Painters

 

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When we examine these artworks, we understand that each artist has his own style, way of conveying his life and imagination. The important thing is to be able to see the beauties here and to look at life with their eyes.

Do you think our lives are not like these paintings?

Sometimes we watch the sea in a bright sky, sometimes we groan in the depths of a well of sorrow, sometimes we are fidgety like a dance show, sometimes we are restless and tired as if we were beaten. In all of them, we find ourselves a little bit, so sometimes we get lost in the paintings…

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