What Are the Names of Some Important Artists?


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Arguably the most important and most recognizable artists in history include Michelangelo (paintings on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, "David"), Rembrandt ("The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp", "The Night Watch"), Picasso ("Blue Nude", "Girl in Chemise"), Da Vinci ("The Last Supper", "Mona Lisa") and Monet ("Waterlilly Pond", "Poppies Near Argenteuil"). These artists primarily used paint and sculpture.

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Artists of the 21st century are conceptual and use many different modern mediums to express their creativity. Topping the list is Gillian Wearing, famous for her confessional photographs of the 1990s; Christian Marclay, best known for his 24-hour film montage "The Clock"; and Marjetica Potrc, made famous by tweaking real-life situations to make a statement of how the situation could be improved.

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