What is great art?
While it’s difficult to weigh the impact of Ancient Greek pottery to Impressionist paintings, art history is defined by certain watershed moments. These huge leaps forward stretch the creative and intellectual capabilities of humankind and produce artistic works that effortlessly withstand the test of time.
Their creators? Today, they’re known as the Masters.
In this fascinating new video, Park West Gallery Director Morris Shapiro invites you to meet seven of the most influential art world masters of all time—Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Francisco Goya, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Marc Chagall, and Joan Miró.
But how did these seven men change art forever? Shapiro says, “It’s not something you can describe with words, but you feel it in your soul and you know what it is when you see it. It’s the mark of the master.”
Each of these artistic geniuses had a monumental impact on the evolution of art and aesthetics, inspiring generations of artists who followed in their footsteps.
You can learn more about the lives and legacies of these artists in the above video, which explains why each one undeniably deserves the title of “Master.”
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All seven of these master artists have works on display at Park West Museum in Southfield, Michigan, just outside of Detroit. The museum is open and free to the public. (You can find more information about visiting here.)
Here’s just a small selection of works by these legendary artists that are currently being showcased at Park West Museum.
Rembrandt van Rijn
If you’re interested in collecting the works of any of these master artists, Park West can help. Just contact our gallery consultants at (800) 521-9654 ext. 4 or at email@example.com.
LEARN MORE ABOUT ART HISTORY’S MASTERS:
- How Rembrandt van Rijn Changed the Art of Etching Forever
- Behind the Artist: Francisco Goya
- The Barcelona Suite: Picasso at the Turn of the Century
- 100 Years Ago, Joan Miró Held His First Art Show—and It Was a Disaster
- Behind the Artist: Albrecht Dürer
- How Marc Chagall Came to Illustrate One of the Greatest Love Stories of All Time
- Behind the Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir