Canvas paintings originated when the rich people, think of kings, people of nobility and officers, wanted something in their palace that looked beautiful and that showed their wealth. A canvas painting was the solution for this! In this blog, we'll tell you a little bit more about two of the greatest canvas artists of all time: Vincent van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci.
Canvas paintings of Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519) was one of the most famous artists of all time. You will probably know him in particular for his canvas painting "Mona Lisa". This is one of 17 paintings by him that has survived from the time of the Golden Age. He is one of the artists who made the canvas painting large, partly because of this it is so popular nowadays to have a canvas painting in your house! For contemporary artists, da Vinci is still a great example, with his unique ideas and painting techniques.
Leonardo was an innovative guy
In addition to making beautiful canvas paintings, da Vinci was also a great innovator. An inventor even! Several books by Leonardo da Vinci with drawings of machines and vehicles have been found. Some examples of these drawings are drawings of helicopters, machine guns, submarines and tanks. He was a true reformer very important to his time; partly because of his ideas and way of thinking, countries developed much faster!
Canvas paintings by Vincent van Gogh
To look closer to home, we are going to talk about a Dutch artist. The most famous Dutch artists are of course from the Golden Age, with names such as Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn and Jan Steen. But the best-known name has to be Vincent van Gogh, with the Starry Night as the most popular painting!
The qualities of the man with one ear
Van Gogh is one of the greatest artists of the 19th century. He was unprecedentedly good at making portraits and abstract art on canvas paintings and was one of the founders of contemporary art, both in the Netherlands and the rest of the world!
Van Gogh museum
In fact, Van Gogh was so popular that a museum about Van Gogh was created in 1973; a number of his paintings, letters and drawings hang here. In addition, there are also a number of works of art by his contemporaries. Van Gogh often used the theme '' emotion '' in his portraits: he expressed different emotions in portraits, from happy to angry and from love to sadness. The artist was constantly improving himself as a person. He also regularly let this shine through in his art.
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