Pablo Picasso

Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso, known as Pablo Picasso, ( 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker,ceramicist, and stage designer, one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century.

Most of the art displayed in the Saper Galleries exhibition of original graphics and ceramics revolves around  Picasso’s relations with his various mistresses and wives, sometimes overlapping, sometimes, private, and sometimes public.  It has been said that Picasso changed his companions as often as he changed painting styles.  Many of his portraits are of his wives, mistresses and children.

Whats so interesting about Picasso’s work is his arrangements of forms of how he sees art. His colour use is bold and intense.The way his work portray’s a lot of his life is fascinating and gives though to others.


I love this Citreon Picasso advert which obviously relates to the artist himself. ill never forget this ad.


Vincent Van Gogh

Between November of 1881 and July of 1890, Vincent van Gogh painted almost 900 paintings. Since his death, he has become one of the most famous painters in the world. Van Gogh’s paintings have captured the minds and hearts of millions of art lovers and have made art lovers of those new to world of art. He powerfully influenced the current of Expressionism in modern art. His work, all of it produced during a period of only 10 years, hauntingly conveys through its striking colour, coarse brushwork, and contoured forms the anguish of a mental illness that eventually resulted in suicide. Among his masterpieces are numerous self-portraits and the well-known The Starry Night (1889).

Quotes from Van Gogh:

“An artist needn’t be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.”

“Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.”

“A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.”



Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni(6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), As an artist he was unmatched, the creator of works of sublime beauty that express the full breadth of the human condition. Yet in a world where art flourished only with patronage, Michelangelo was caught between the conflicting powers and whims of the Medici family in Florence, and the Papacy in Rome. Unlike many artists of his time, his genius was recognised.

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519, Old Style) was an Italian Renaissance polymath:painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician,    engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer whose genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal.

Leonardo was and is renowned primarily as a painter. Among his works, the Mona Lisa is the most famous and most parodied portrait and The Last Supper the most reproduced religious painting of all time, with their fame approached only by Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam. Leonardo’s drawing of the Vitruvian Man is also regarded as a cultural icon,being reproduced on items as varied as the euro, textbooks, and T-shirts. Perhaps fifteen of his paintings survive, the small number because of his constant, and frequently disastrous, experimentation with new techniques, and his chronic procrastination. Nevertheless, these few works, together with his notebooks, which contain drawings, scientific diagrams, and his thoughts on the nature of painting, compose a contribution to later generations of artists only rivalled by that of his contemporary, Michelangelo. Da Vinci was an all-round genius whose paintings and inventions changed the world.

“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” Leonardo Da Vinci

Melissa Cooke

Melissa Cooke  graduated in 2008 with a Masters in Fine Arts  from the University of Wisconsin. She creates what can only be referred to as graphite paintings, as she states:  “I create my work by applying thin layers of powdered graphite to paper with a dry brush. Illusion dissolves into brushwork and the honesty of the material.”

Melissa Cooke has a great talent, I wish i could draw like her. Her work is so realistic and would actually appear as a photographic piece at first glance. I love the reality of her photos and how people really can be in life. Her images are edgy and you tend to get drawn into them.



Once again my grampy has a great taste in art and collects a lot of work that i absolutely adore. He has a few paintings by an artist P.Sanchez. Unfortunately i have no information on this artist and tried researching into the paintings. Please, any information you have would be greatly appreciated.


This painting comes from my grampys house. He bought it off a guy that had got it hand painted from japan off an artist on the street. I do not know who the artist is, as i can not quite read the name. I love this painting and really admire it every time i see it and just wanted to share it with everyone else.