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Traditionally painters are known as artists who practice the art of creating paintings, frescoes and generally decorate canvas in an innovative and artistic way. From the nineteenth century, with the new photographic techniques that allowed immediate and more faithful portraits, some painters became photographers or illustrators, whereas another painters began to believe in their personal inspiration and not in the commission of a customer. This ranking is based precisely on the artists, for which Spain has led great names throughout its history. In your opinion, what is the best painter Spanish of all time? Go ahead and participate!

  • Author: ivy (Updated Oct 27, 2018)
  • Sources: Completely done by the author
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1Diego VelázquezDiego Velázquez
1,252
2Francisco de GoyaFrancisco de Goya
1,167
3El GrecoEl Greco
1,036
4Salvador DalíSalvador Dalí
1,017
5Pablo PicassoPablo Picasso
901
6Joaquín Sorolla y BastidaJoaquín Sorolla y Bastida
782
7Francisco de ZurbaránFrancisco de Zurbarán
647
8Bartolomé Esteban MurilloBartolomé Esteban Murillo
627
9Pedro BerruguetePedro Berruguete
600
10Juan GrisJuan Gris
471
11Alonso CanoAlonso Cano
462
12Juan de JuanesJuan de Juanes
434
13José de RiberaJosé de Ribera
422
14Luis de MoralesLuis de Morales
410
15Julio Romero de TorresJulio Romero de Torres
394
16Joan Tuset i SuauJoan Tuset i Suau
390
17Mariano FortunyMariano Fortuny
388
18Ignacio ZuloagaIgnacio Zuloaga
371
19Juan de Valdés LealJuan de Valdés Leal
351
20Daniel Vázquez DíazDaniel Vázquez Díaz
340
21Antonio López GarcíaAntonio López García
331
22Vicente López PortañaVicente López Portaña
317
23Isidre Nonell i MonturiolIsidre Nonell i Monturiol
307
24Carlos de HaesCarlos de Haes
299
25Santiago RusiñolSantiago Rusiñol
290
26Jenaro Pérez VillaamilJenaro Pérez Villaamil
288
27Joan MiróJoan Miró
281
28Ramon CasasRamon Casas
280
29Joaquín MirJoaquín Mir
266
30Eduardo RosalesEduardo Rosales
266
31Darío de RegoyosDarío de Regoyos
261
32José Casado del AlisalJosé Casado del Alisal
258
33Claudio CoelloClaudio Coello
254
34Mateo CerezoMateo Cerezo
245
35Eugenio Fernández GranellEugenio Fernández Granell
239
36Francisco RibaltaFrancisco Ribalta
239
37José Gutiérrez SolanaJosé Gutiérrez Solana
228
38Aureliano de BerueteAureliano de Beruete
226
39Francisco PradillaFrancisco Pradilla
214
40Juan de FlandesJuan de Flandes
213
41Eugenio Lucas VillaamilEugenio Lucas Villaamil
211
42Eduardo NaranjoEduardo Naranjo
208
43Antonio Muñoz DegrainAntonio Muñoz Degrain
206
44Fernando Álvarez de SotomayorFernando Álvarez de Sotomayor
205
45Raimundo MadrazoRaimundo Madrazo
203
46Maruja MalloMaruja Mallo
202
47Luis Fernández (painter)Luis Fernández (painter)
200
48Salvador Martínez CubellsSalvador Martínez Cubells
195
49Francisco BayeuFrancisco Bayeu
194
50Pablo PalazueloPablo Palazuelo
193
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  • Yurena #12 Yurena Wednesday, April 4, 2012

    Many famous painters from Art History are hispanic origins, but who are the best of all time? Listed below there are a few: Francisco de Goya, Diego Velázquez, El Greco, Zurbarán, Bartolomé Murillo. In the 20th Century: Sorolla, the great Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí; from México: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo; and may be the contemporary artists Antoni Tàpies, Cristóbal Toral, Antonio López, Ignacio Puras, Miquel Barceló, Juan Uslé...; really, there ar a lot and each one of them have his particular and charasteristic world.

  • Ana #11 Ana Wednesday, March 28, 2012

    Spanish pictural Art is the visual art made in Spain, and that of Spanish artists worldwide whilst an important contributor to Western Art (particulary influenced by Italy and France, especially during the Baroque and Neoclassical periods) and producing many famous and influential artists (including Diego Velázquez, Francisco de Goya, Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Salvador Dalí & Joan Miró). Spanish Art has often had distinctive characteristics and been assessed somewhat separately from others European schools. These differences can be partly explained by the moorish heritage in Spain (particularly in Andalucía), and throught the political and cultural climate during the Counter-Reformation and the subsequent eclipse of Spanish power under the Bourbon dynasty. Actually there are a lot of original and creative painters, with international careers. Antoni Tápies, Miquel Barceló, Juan Muñoz, Antonio López García, Cristóbal Toral, Juan Genovés, Manolo Valdés, Ignacio Puras Trimiño, Eduardo Úrculo, Juan Martínez García, Manolo Sierra, Félix de la Concha are a few among the most recognized. analopetegui@terra.es

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