The signature says it all

 

Some of the best handwritten fonts are based on the author signatures of famous people. Here is a list of famous artists’ signatures that have turned into trademarks. Some of them have become the basis of famous scripts such as P22 (Vicent), Dali, Monet, etc.

 

Salvador Dali

(1904-1989)

Spanish artist, painter, graphic artist, sculptor, director. One of the most famous representatives of surrealism and the creator of the famous Chupa Chups logo.

Pablo Picasso

(1881-1973)

Spanish artist, sculptor, graphic artist, ceramist and designer. Founder of cubism (jointly with Georges Braque), in which a three-plane object was originally painted as a number of combined planes. Pablo Picasso has a lot of imitators and produced exclusive influence on development of art in the XXth century.

Juan Miro

(1893 – 1983)

Spanish Catalan painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. A museum dedicated to his work, theFundació Joan Miró, was established in his birth city in 1975.

 

 

Vincent Van Gogh

(1853-1890)

World-famous Netherlandian and French post-impressionist artist. For him heightened emotional perception of the world it is typical; that was consonant with many artistic initiatives of the XXth century. Vincent van Gogh takes a special place among masters of post-impressionism.

Georges Braque

(1882 – 1963)

A major 20th century French painter and sculptor who, along with Pablo Picasso, developed the art style known as Cubism.  Braque believed that an artist experienced beauty “… in terms of volume, of line, of mass, of weight, and through that beauty [he] interpret[s] [his] subjective impression…”.  He adopted a monochromatic and neutral color palette in the belief that such a palette would emphasize the subject matter.

 

 

Kazimir Malevich

(1878-1935)

Soviet and Russian avant-garde artist, one of founders of suprematism – one of directions of abstract art. Theorist of arts and philosopher. From 1923 to 1927 – Director of the Leningrad State Institute of Art Culture. Founder of avant-garde association UNOVIS (Asserters of New Art).

Henry Matisse

(1869-1954)

French artist, sculptor, graphic artist, leader of fauvism. He is known for his research of transfer of emotions through color and form. Master of decorative art. He worked in different genres and types of art using various techniques.

Marc Chagall

(1887-1985)

Russian, Byelorussian and French artist and poet of Jewish origin. One of the most famous representatives of artistic avant-garde of the XXth century. At the present moment there exists the Chagall Committee which includes four heirs of the great artist.

Paul Gaugin

 

(1848-1903)

French painter, one of main representatives of post-impressionism, his early period of work was connected with impressionism. He was also engaged in sculpture, ceramics and graphics.

Frida Kahlo

(1907-1954)

Mexican female artist, wife of Diego Rivera. Her works are under strong influence of folk Mexican arts, culture of “pre-Columbian” civilizations of America. There is also influence of European painting.

Claude Monet

(1840-1926)

French artist, one of founders of impressionism as artistic movement. He participated in the first impressionist exhibition. Paintings of Claude Monet of his late period of work are close to expressionism in manner.

Edgar Degas

(1834-1917)

French painter, graphic artist and sculptor. One of the most prominent and original representatives of impressionism, he was widely acknowledged during his lifetime. He was a universal artist not only from the point of view of genres, but also techniques used in his works.

Amedeo Modigliani

(1884-1920)

Italian artist, one of the most famous artists of the end of the XIXth – beginning of the XXth century, graphic representative of expressionism. He belonged to the Paris School. The best manifestation of his talent was in the portrait genre.

Wassily Kandinsky

(1866 – 1944)

An influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first purely-abstract works.  He spent years creating abstract, sensorially-rich paintings, working with form and colour, tirelessly observing his own paintings and those of other artists, noting their effects on his sense of colour. This subjective experience is something that anyone can do—not scientific, objective observations but inner, subjective ones.

 

 

Gustav Klimt

(1862 –  1918) was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. His major works include paintings, murals,sketches, and other art objects. Klimt’s primary subject was the female body,  and his works are marked by a frank eroticism—nowhere is this more apparent than in his numerous drawings in pencil.

 

 

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

(1841-1919)

French painter, graphic artist and sculptor. One of leading representatives of impressionism. He was one of organizers of the exhibition known in history as the first impressionist exhibition. In 1900, he was awarded the Legion of Honor, and in 1911 – officer of the Legion of Honor.

Paul Cézanne

(1839–1906)

A  French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cézanne can be said to form the bridge between late 19th century Impressionism and the early 20th century’s new line of artistic enquiry, Cubism. The line attributed to both Matisse and Picasso that Cézanne “is the father of us all” cannot be easily dismissed.

 

 

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

(1864 –  1901) was a French painter,printmaker, draughtsman, and illustrator, whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of fin de siècle Paris yielded an œuvre of exciting, elegant and provocative images of the modern and sometimes decadent life of those times. Toulouse-Lautrec is known along with Cézanne, Van Gogh, and Gauguin as one of the greatest painters of the Post-Impressionist period.

One Response to "The signature says it all"

Pingback: My Homepage