Sure, you could spend your next vacation on a beach in the Caribbean or exploring the rainforests of Brazil. But why not try something new? Instead of exiting your comfort zone, 595 These European Paintings Are Stunning And Will Fill You With Surprising Perspectivego deeper into it. All you need is a good book and some headphones for some peace and quiet. That’s right—I’m talking about art museums! You don’t have to be an art aficionado to get something out of browsing through these European paintings from four centuries ago (and beyond). They’re stunning works that will fill you with surprising perspective.
The Dutch Masters
The Dutch Masters are a group of painters who were active in the Netherlands during the Dutch Golden Age. They were known for their realistic style, which helped them create very accurate paintings of everyday life and landscapes. The most famous Dutch Masters are Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer and Frans Hals.
The term “Dutch Master” was first used in 1824 by Wilhelm von Bode (1785-1829), who was an art historian from Germany who visited The Hague to see some paintings by Vermeer that had been recently discovered there by Johan Lubertus van Loon (1788-1861). After seeing these works he said: “Now I understand why they call themselves ‘Dutch masters’.”
Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter and sculptor who co-founded the Cubism movement, produced the first significant collection of ceramics by a 20th-century artist, and became one of the greatest painters of all time.
Picasso was also a prolific printmaker and is considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
Henri Matisse was a French artist who painted many works of art. He was also a good friend of Pablo Picasso. In fact, he even painted with him on occasion!
Matisse was considered one of the great painters in history and his work can be found all over the world today.
Paul Gauguin was a French Post-Impressionist artist who worked most of his life in France and Tahiti. His paintings were often of nude women and he was a leading figure in the Symbolist movement as well as an influential pioneer of modern art.
Gauguin was born in Paris to a bourgeois family; his father was a successful banker who sent him to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts but he rebelled against formal training and instead chose to study on his own at the Louvre Museum. In 1873, after military service with the French Navy during which he visited Spain with fellow sailor Emile Dehaut-Dereux (1852-1932), Gauguin returned home where he began experimenting with painting landscapes en plein air (‘outdoors’ or ‘in nature’).
Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter and a leading member of the Impressionist movement. Born in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands, he began to draw at a very early age and was encouraged by his father to become an artist. After studying for a short time at an art school in Amsterdam, he decided to become self-taught by studying the works of other artists and traveling throughout Europe with Theo van Gogh (his brother).
Van Gogh moved from one place to another as his work grew in popularity. He eventually settled in France where he died at age 37 due to complications from shooting himself while suffering from mental illness. His paintings often feature landscapes and sunflowers with bright colors that symbolize happiness; however, they can also be darker if they depict sadness or depression like “The Starry Night” pictured below:
art is a great way to travel
Art is a great way to travel. You can go to France and see the Mona Lisa, or you can just look at it online. You might not be able to visit Rome, but you can still appreciate Michelangelo’s David by seeing his work in person or on your phone screen. Art has been an international language since humans first created cave paintings thousands of years ago–and now that we have technology at our fingertips, it’s easier than ever before for artists from all over the world be discovered and appreciated by people everywhere.
Art provides insight into other cultures and histories through depictions of events both real and fictional; paintings show us what life was like for people living centuries ago who experienced war or famine firsthand (like Goya), while others depict fictional characters living far away from their homes (like Gauguin). Even if you don’t know anything about these artists’ lives outside their work–or even what country they came from!
If you’re looking for a way to travel in your mind, these paintings are the perfect place to start. The European Masters have created some of the most beautiful artworks in history and their work will fill you with new perspective on life. These artists were also known for their unique styles and techniques that make each painting stand out from all others in its genre.