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EPIC ARTISTS: Historys Top 10 Most Legendary Artists

History is such a fantastic subject filled with many different figures, individuals, events and legends. In today's article, we're going to look at histories Top 10 Musicians and Top 10 Artists. The world has opened up and shared it's feelings, and these 20 unique artists have past the legend test - they are now officially EPIC ARTISTS.

Artists:

1. Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)

He is considered as the greatest artist in history in the fields of painting and sculpture. His greatest works are the Sistine Chapel frescoes and the Genesis fresco.  It is said that he painted alone under very difficult conditions, doing his work by leaning backwards while painting the ceiling of the Pope’s chapel. His works were mostly biblical,  depicting  scenes from Genesis and The Last Judgment.

2. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

He is considered to have pioneered in oil painting where he displayed this art form in his famous painting of the Mona Lisa. Another of his famous paintings is The Last Supper which is considered as one of history’s most immortal art works. He is considered as an artist-intellectual of the Italian Renaissance because of the countless meanings attached to his works.

3. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-0669)

He is considered as the most important painter in European history and most especially in Dutch history. He achieved success early in his youth as a portrait painter and was a teacher to many important Dutch painters. It is said that he had produced 300 paintings in his lifetime. He had painted himself among the crowd in his works which make them more interesting in the eyes of art lovers.  Among his famous works are The Stoning of St. Stephen and The Raising of the Cross.

4. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

His works has greatly influenced modern and contemporary art with unequalled extent. His paintings during his Blue Period (1901-1904) portrayed loneliness, poverty and gloom. However, in 1905 and onward, he started painting happier and varied themes. His Faun and Starry Night, one of his celebrated paintings, depicted his love for Jacqueline Roque, a young woman who later became his second wife.

5. Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

He is called as the “prince of painters and the painter of princes”. An undisputed master of the Baroque art, he was also a designer, diplomat and court artist. His mythological history and religious paintings are among the world’s greatest masterpieces. Among his celebrated works are Samson and Delilah, now displayed at National Gallery, London and Descent from the Cross, now displayed at the Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp.

Music:

6. Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

He is known as the King of Pop. The Guinness World Records proclaimed him as the most successful entertainer in history. His album Thriller, produced in 1982, is also the best-selling album in history.  He is recognized as the world’s most-awarded recording artist.

7. Elvis Presley (1935-1977)

He became an international sensation in 1956, bringing and introducing a new era in American and pop music. Aside from being a recording artist, he was also a successful television and movie star. Aptly called as The King of Rock and Roll, his legacy is enduring and will never be forgotten by his millions of fans.

8. The Beatles

This very popular English band formed in 1960 consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. Their tremendous popularity throughout the world is known in the 60’s as Beatlemania. They are considered to be the best-selling band in music history. The group broke up in 1972 but each of them found individual success in their careers after the break-up. Two members of the group had died -John Lennon was murdered in 1980 while George Harrison died of cancer in 2001. 

9. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

His popularity as a classical and influential composer of the Classical Era endures up to the present time. He is credited with 600 works, most of them considered as the summit of musical brilliance. His reputation rose even after he died. Classical musicians are urged to study his scores which makes him as one of the most influential musicians in history.

10. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Kings and emperors called him as the greatest among the greatest musicians at the height of his popularity. However, his career as a brilliant pianist was ended when he began to suffer from deafness in 1801. His greatness lies in his indomitable spirit. He considered his sickness as a challenge, becoming a composer after his career as a virtuoso pianist was ended by his deafness.

EPIC ARTISTS

History’s Top 10 Legendary Artists

Arts:

  1. Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)

He is considered as the greatest artist in history in the fields of painting and sculpture. His greatest works are the Sistine Chapel frescoes and the Genesis fresco. It is said that he painted alone under very difficult conditions, doing his work by leaning backwards while painting the ceiling of the Pope’s chapel. His works were mostly biblical, depicting scenes from Genesis and The Last Judgment.

  1. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

He is considered to have pioneered in oil painting where he displayed this art form in his famous painting of the Mona Lisa. Another of his famous paintings is The Last Supper which is considered as one of history’s most immortal art works. He is considered as an artist-intellectual of the Italian Renaissance because of the countless meanings attached to his works.

  1. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-0669)

He is considered as the most important painter in European history and most especially in Dutch history. He achieved success early in his youth as a portrait painter and was a teacher to many important Dutch painters. It is said that he had produced 300 paintings in his lifetime. He had painted himself among the crowd in his works which make them more interesting in the eyes of art lovers. Among his famous works are The Stoning of St. Stephen andThe Raising of the Cross.

  1. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

His works has greatly influenced modern and contemporary art with unequalled extent. His paintings during his Blue Period (1901-1904) portrayed loneliness, poverty and gloom. However, in 1905 and onward, he started painting happier and varied themes. His Faun and Starry Night, one of his celebrated paintings, depicted his love for Jacqueline Roque, a young woman who later became his second wife.

  1. Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

He is called as the “prince of painters and the painter of princes”. An undisputed master of the Baroque art, he was also a designer, diplomat and court artist. His mythological history and religious paintings are among the world’s greatest masterpieces. Among his celebrated works are Samson and Delilah, now displayed at National Gallery, London and Descent from the Cross, now displayed at the Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp.

Music:

  1. Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

He is known as the King of Pop. The Guinness World Records proclaimed him as the most successful entertainer in history. His album Thriller, produced in 1982, is also the best-selling album in history. He is recognized as the world’s most-awarded recording artist.

  1. Elvis Presley (1935-1977)

He became an international sensation in 1956, bringing and introducing a new era in American and pop music. Aside from being a recording artist, he was also a successful television and movie star. Aptly called as The King of Rock and Roll, his legacy is enduring and will never be forgotten by his millions of fans.

  1. The Beatles

This very popular English band formed in 1960 consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. Their tremendous popularity throughout the world is known in the 60’s as Beatlemania. They are considered to be the best-selling band in music history. The group broke up in 1972 but each of them found individual success in their careers after the break-up. Two members of the group had died -John Lennon was murdered in 1980 while George Harrison died of cancer in 2001.

  1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

His popularity as a classical and influential composer of the Classical Era endures up to the present time. He is credited with 600 works, most of them considered as the summit of musical brilliance. His reputation rose even after he died. Classical musicians are urged to study his scores which makes him as one of the most influential musicians in history.

  1. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Kings and emperors called him as the greatest among the greatest musicians at the height of his popularity. However, his career as a brilliant pianist was ended when he began to suffer from deafness in 1801. His greatness lies in his indomitable spirit. He considered his sickness as a challenge, becoming a composer after his career as a virtuoso pianist was ended by his deafness.

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