Canvas kunst

Canvas paintings originated when the rich people, think of kings, people of nobility and officers, wanted something in their palace that looked beautiful and that showed their wealth. A canvas painting was the solution for this! In this blog we will tell you a little more about two of the greatest canvas artists of all time: Vincent van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci.

Canvas paintings by Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519) was one of the most famous artists of all time. You will probably know him mainly through his canvas painting the ''Mona Lisa''. This is one of 17 paintings by him that have survived from the time of the Golden Age. He is one of the artists who made the canvas painting large, partly because of this it is so popular nowadays to have a canvas painting in the house! For contemporary artists, da Vinci is still a great example, with his unique ideas and painting techniques.

It was an innovative guest, who Leonardo

In addition to making beautiful canvas paintings, da Vinci was also a celebrity in the field of innovation. An inventor even! Several books by Leonardo da Vinci with drawings of machines and vehicles have been recovered. Some examples of these drawings are drawings about helicopters, machine guns, submarines and tanks. He was a real reformer who was very important for his time; countries developed much faster, partly due to his ideas and way of thinking!

Canvas paintings by Vincent van Gogh

Now to look a little closer to home, we are going to talk about a Dutch artist. The best-known Dutch artists are of course from the Golden Age, with names such as Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn and Jan Steen. But the most famous name is Vincent van Gogh, with the Starry Night as the most popular painting!

The qualities of the man with one ear

Van Gogh is one of the greatest artists of the 19th century. He was incredibly good at making portraits and abstract art on canvas paintings, making him one of the founders of contemporary art, both in the Netherlands and the rest of the world!

Van Gogh museum

In fact, Van Gogh was so popular that a museum about Van Gogh was created in 1973; some of his paintings, letters and drawings hang here. There are also a number of works of art by his contemporaries. Van Gogh often used the theme 'emotion' in his portraits: he expressed different emotions in portraits, from happy to angry and from love to sadness. The artist was constantly improving himself as a person. He also regularly showed this in his art.

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So you see, canvas was not only popular in the past, but still is today. View our collection of canvas paintings , art should not only hang in the museum!