I love so many artists and have worked in a gallery for many years.I cannot admit to having a favourite artist as there are so many brilliantly talented people in this field. I love some of the major well knowns from historical periods,as well as total unknowns from today!!
I love art and have collected quite a board on Pinterest. Through that I discovered John Singer Sergeant and I love his work. Such detail and colour. There's something about the colour white in a painting that fascinates me, it must be so hard to paint, it's always full of so many other colours. Apart from him I like the usual famous ones .... Van Gough, Monet, Manet, Renoir, Carvaggio.
Sandy, I'd sent Margaret Olley a home-made collage Christmas card, every year from the age of 5, up to the year she died, because she was a friend of my parents. When her house was cleaned out, & everything moved up to a museum in her home town, near Lismore (before Paddington, NSW) I was informed that all my cards were sent up there as well!
I can't better Michelangelo Buonarotti.
He was a REAL genius, who could work in/with any art medium. Read 'The Agony & the Ecstasy' or get/download movie by same name with the late, great Mr Charlton Heston in role of Michelangelo. Our own Diane Cilento was in it, too. She was the original Mrs Sean Connery.
Yes - three immediately spring to mind.
Jack Vettriano, a Scottish artist. His work is amazing, beautiful, sexy, dark - I could go on and on.
Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist - her art depicts her difficult life's journey, and is harsh and beautiful at the same time. Her husband Diego Rivera (who caused her a lot of grief) was a really good artist as well.
Tamara de Lempicka - her work is incredible - of the art deco period and embodies the style of that time.
I love the art of Joan Miro, the person I was named after, but my favourite male artist is Rene Magritte. (1898-1967) I was in Spain in Dec '98, with our eldest daughter. She found a 'Miro' gallery. There was a very long queue by the time we arrived. When we got inside, 1/2 the Miro's had been leant out to another gallery, but in there place were many, many Rene Magritte's. I couldn't believe it. I was so happy. I'd never seen an exhibition of his works before. I have a huge book of his works also. We'll be going to Victoria during Sept or Oct '17, to see a Rene Magritte exhibition! It's in the Bendigo or the Ballarat gallery.
My favourite Au artist is also Margaret Olley.