De oude meesters; deze moet je kennen! - Walljar

You know the most famous old masters well. Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt van Rijn. The question is, are you already familiar with the names that are less popularly taken, but have beautiful works? This week we show you some painters that you may not know yet, but hopefully we can make you fall completely in love with.

Claude Monet

Born in Paris in 1840, Claude Monet was a key figure in the development of French Impressionist painting, and is considered a true old master. He moved to the countryside in 1883 and began painting his famous series of landscapes depicting the French countryside and the French people. 


One of Monet's most popular and well-known paintings is "Bouquet of sunflowers", which he completed in 1888. The painting shows a brightly colored bouquet of sunflowers against a background of blue sky and white clouds. The vivid colors and simple composition are characteristic of Monet's style, and "Bouquet of Sunflowers" is considered one of his most successful works. View here Monet's works of art!

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Johannes Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer was one of the Dutch old masters best known for his paintings of everyday life. His work is characterized by the use of light and color, and his subjects were often women performing simple tasks. Although Vermeer's work was not popular during his lifetime, it has since been regarded as one of the finest examples of Dutch painting. 

Many art critics have of all his work "The MilkmaidMost praised for its technical perfection and ability to convey emotion. The painting is said to be one of Vermeer's most successful works, and it is still admired by art lovers around the world. Check out The Milkmaid, or the other classics from Johannes Vermeer.

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Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian painter known for his unique, highly stylized Art Nouveau style. His most famous paintings are "The kiss" in "Portrait of Adèle Bloch-Bauer IKlimt's work is characterized by the use of gold leaf, intricate patterns and erotic imagery.

Klimt was born in Austria in 1862. He started his career as an architectural painter, but soon developed his own style that incorporated elements of Symbolism, Art Nouveau and Japanese woodcuts. Klimt's work was often criticized for being too sexual or offensive, but he continued to create highly controversial and influential art throughout his career. In the years after his death, he has become one of the old masters of the Art Nouveau art style.

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William Morris

William Morris is an old master that we have highlighted before, but should of course not be missing from the list. He was a well-known English artist, writer and textile designer who had great influence on the Arts and Crafts Movement. 

One of his most famous prints is "Branch", depicting tree branches decorated with leaves. This print is often used as an example of Morris's organic and natural style, also because of the soft sand-colored tone used for the background. The style was very influential in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 

Morris believed that art should be accessible to everyone, and he strove to create pieces that were both beautiful and affordable. “Tak” is a perfect example of this philosophy, as it is a simple yet beautiful piece of art for everyone to enjoy. View our large range here William Morris poster!

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Famous painters 

Besides names like Gustav, Claude and Johannes, we also have a lot of other special paintings by painters perhaps unknown to you. Curious? Check out the well-known, and now on the page of our famous painters' collection.

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