Below is the list of famous artists that inspired architectural marvels:

Wassily Kandinsky:

The Russian painter, born in 1866, investigated how the use of color affects people. His paintings did not have a need for a specific subject, but in an abstract way conveyed a range of emotions. Didden Village designed by MVRDV overwhelms us with color. The essence of the building is its colors, which certainly evoke emotions in the perceiver.

Theo Van Doesburg

He was a Dutch painter strongly influenced by Piet Mondrian and a leader of the De Stijl movement. His work uses horizontal and vertical objects in a variety of colors to create a geometrical abstraction of nature. There is a resemblance between his modern paintings and the plan of the Barcelona Pavilion designed by Mies van der Rohe. The placement of walls and columns relates to Theo’s spatial representation.

Aubrey Beardsley

English illustrator, who was a part of the Art Nouveau movement and was strongly influenced by Japanese woodcuts. His poster-like drawings made from black ink often depicted grotesque and erotic scenes. Paris metro entrances designed by Hector Guimars bear resemblance in the use of curvatures and ornamentations.

Georges Braque

Georges Braque was a French painter, associated with Fauvism from 1905, and considered one of the main characters in the development of Cubism. His paintings depict objects from many perspectives and angles to capture their essence. Habitat 67 is a building designed by Moshe Safdie in Montrea, Canada. The cubist approach is evident.

Pablo Picasso

One of the most famous painters in the world, who influenced many artists and architects in their expression of form. He is considered a co-founder of the Cubist movement that explored objects from many dimensions. The work of Daniel Libeskind resembles Picasso’s work in its dynamism and use of geometric shapes. A multimillion-dollar expansion to the Royal Ontario Museum is a great example of this influence.

Joan Miro

This Spanish artist, famous for his sculptures, paintings, and work with ceramics, represented in his own style reinterpretation of Surrealism. His interests in the subconscious mind are reflected in his work. Inspired by his work, the architect Josep Lluís Sert, designed a studio of Miro’s dreams

Paul Klee

Paul Klee was a Swiss-German artist who was greatly influenced by Surrealism, Expressionism, and Cubism. He experimented a lot with color and his work reflects his humor and childlike reasonings. Zentrum Paul Klee was designed by Renzo Piano, to achieve harmony with nature, which is coherent with Klee’s philosophy.

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