Category Archives: Artists and Their Contributions

Know the Maestros that have contributed to the heritage of art and have inspired millions of artists with their work. With PortraitFlip’s Artist category, there will not be a single hero who will go unsung.

13 Gifted Mexican Artists (Frida & Rivera Weren’t The Only Ones)

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When we talk about famous people from Mexico, two names instinctively pop up in mind, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.  It’s inevitable to have these Renaissance artists come to mind, as their contribution to the country’s art was commendable.  We must thank them, not only for their creations but also for the establishment of a […]

9 Artists of Pop Art Who Rejected The Notion Of Uniqueness

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Pop art commenced in England in the late 1950s.  Among the early artists of pop art were Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi, and Peter Blake.  Soon after, the Pop Art movement expanded to New York with artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Pop art placed both fine art and low culture on the same pedestal. […]

Artists of Romanticism Who Explored Darker Depths of Human Psyche

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“The artist’s feeling is his law” – Caspar David Friedrich Artists of Romanticism preached and believed in the importance of feelings and imagination rather than rationality. The artists of romanticism aimed to be free from all kinds of artificial rules about what a piece of art should be. Instead, romanticist artists believed art should flow […]

18 Famous Abstract Painters Who Liberated the Art World

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Human nature prohibits humanity from being bound by particular standards. It always reaches out to break the shackles it puts on itself. In every field, including the arts, there are people who embody this feeling. And the ones who rejected the social norms for painting are regarded as abstract artists, who let art strive.  They […]

Post Impressionist Artists: The 7 Founding Fathers Of Modern Art

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France, the birthplace of most culture and art, saw the growth of yet another futuristic movement:Post-Impressionism and Post-Impressionist artists! The term “post-Impressionist artists” was coined by Roger Fry for the works of the likes of Paul Cézanne, Van Gogh, and others. These artists are known to break free from the naturalistic painting of Impressionism and […]

15 Surrealist Artists & Their Phenomenal Contribution To The Movement!

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The movement that flourished across Europe in the aftermath of World War I was Surrealism. Which inspired a myriad of 20th-century painters, who produced art, illustrating imaginary elements and figures.  Several artists, like Salvador Dali, Pablo Piccaso, Andre Breton, and others, sought to explore this uncanny concept, which later became the most famous movement of […]

13 Famous Artists of Japan Whose Stories Will Inspire You!

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We mainly talk about Japan’s rich culture and traditions. But we barely discuss Japanese artists, who innovated several painting styles and techniques. Who enlightened millions of people, who endorsed and also wonderfully portrayed Japanese history and customs in their art. Despite discovering art styles that even Westerners follow, these Japanese artists didn’t get their due […]

11 Artists of Cubism: Roles, Inspiration, and Contribution!

11 Artists of Cubism: Roles, Inspiration, and Contribution!

Let’s start with a short story about a famous art movement. There was an artist who visited Africa. During his exploration, he ran into some interesting African arts that became an inspiration for him. As a result, the first cubist painting took place in 1907. The end! How was the story? Interesting?  Well, that was […]

11 Famous Black Artists Who Are Epitome of Success

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If you ever get a chance, read the history of Blacks. Why? Because it’ll show you how strongly and bravely black artists thrived every time somebody tried to silence their voices.  Just like female painters, black painters have gone through several injustices. But they fought like warriors, especially against those who had put barriers in […]

Famous Contemporary Black Artists You Should Know About

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Art! A term that has been used for ages now to define, communicate, and express concerns and revolt against the evolution of the world. Mainly, if we talk about the case of black people, they’ve been facing discrimination for a long time, even in the field of art. Art has thus also been a great […]