Can You Guess The Names Of These 20 Modern Painters?

martes, 18 de abril de 2017 18:56

|Rodrigo Ayala

If you clicked on this article, you're probably one of those curious and insightful souls that are fond of knowledge and beauty. What you are about to see is a portrait collection of prominent Modernist artists. But before that, we must ask: What is modernism? Why was it so important? 

The nineteenth and twentieth centuries were a turning point for all kinds of artistic disciplines. In the past, one single movement ruled the roost for a certain amount of time and all artist had to obey its commands, but with modernism this became impossible. It was a time of great conceptual revolutions. Artistic approaches and different styles were defined and redefined in a heart beat, leading to the creation of a vast number of original artistic genres shaped by the unique perspective of each artist. Although modern art began around 1850 with the arrival of realism, there were previous artists like Goya and Courbet who started to break with traditional conventions of art. They sought to capture reality in their paintings instead of embellishing an artificial image.

So, if you're ready, why don't you try to name the 20 painters who appear below?

Spoiler: none of them are Frida Kahlo 


If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”

modern painters hopper

Edward Hopper

“When I am in my painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing”.

modern painters pollock

Jackson Pollock


Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, and the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.

modern painters kandisnky

Vassili Kandinski


“Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men.”

modern painters de chirico

Giorgio de Chirico


Every true artist has been inspired more by the beauty of lines and color and the relationships between them than by the concrete subject of the picture.”.

modern painters mondrian

Piet Mondrian


The beautiful, which is perhaps inseparable from art, is not after all tied to the subject, but to the pictorial representation. In this way and in no other does art overcome the ugly without avoiding it.
modern painters klee
Paul Klee


I don't think about art when I'm working. I try to think about life.

modern painters basquiat
Jean Michel Basquiat


Art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take risks.

modern painters rothko
Mark Rothko


Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.

modern painters goya
Francisco de Goya


A picture must possess a real power to generate light, and for a long time now I've been conscious of expressing myself through light, or rather in light.

modern painters matisse

Henri Matisse


Art is a means of expression that must be understood by everybody, everywhere. It grows out of the earth, the textures of our lives, and our experience.

modern painters tamayo
Rufino Tamayo


“I could be in any part of the world and my painting style would remain the same because it stems from very particular feelings."

modern painters remedios varo
Remedios Varo


I look at a nude. There are myriads of tiny tints. I must find the ones that will make the flesh on my canvas live and quiver”.

modern painters renoir
Pierre Auguste Renoir


Art is a weapon that penetrates the eyes, the ears, the deepest and subtlest human feelings.

modern painters siqueiros

David Alfaro Siqueiros


"Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams.

modern painters gauguin
Paul Gauguin


"You know I was curious –I was interested in all kinds of mystery or deeper meanings in the paintings because I myself have not analyzed why they have turned out like this or like that."

modern painters giger

H. R. Giger


The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired"

modern painters courbet

Gustave Courbet


What you do when you paint, you take a brush full of paint, get paint on the picture, and you have faith."

modern painters de kooning
Willem de Kooning


“I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me.”

modern painters lichtenstein
Roy Litchtenstein


"Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art."

modern painters warhol

Andy Warhol

Translated by Andrea Valle

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