Famous Artists and their Inspiration

Throughout art history, most prolific painters have employed different kinds of iconography in order to demonstrate the diversity of their interests, skills, and approach. No matter how many different themes they explore, however, most of these figures still have an apparent favorite subject.

From Rembrandt’s pensive face to Yayoi Kusama’s playful polka dots, these tried-and-true subjects offer a revealing look into the inner-workings of these creative minds. Here, we explore the favored muses of 8 famous artists in order to learn more about what inspired and influenced each important figure.



About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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