Art Forms and Influential Artists

Creative Art Forms and Media

Creativity is the ultimate freedom of expression in various art forms. From photography and fine art to graphic design, there are many mediums available to showcase your inner skills and attributes. While some create art or take picturesque images for notoriety, others do it for personal enrichment and feeding the soul. It's the latter that propelled robert lenkiewicz to new heights in captivating and compelling artwork. As one of England's most celebrated artists of modern times, his work is still heralded by critics, art lovers and enthusiasts from across the world.

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Fine Art Aficionados 

Like beauty, art is truly in the eye of the beholder. However, there are many artists -- over the years -- that have achieved global success for their innovative and cutting-edge creations. This includes Andy Warhol who became the "Pope of Pop Art" by intertwining fashionable trends into his paintings. Warhol -- a New York legend and art jetsetter -- is most known for his 1962 Campbell's Soup Cans artwork. This electrified the global art community, while ushering in the emergence of pop art across many avenues, styles and genres.

Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo were also some of the top fine artists throughout history. You can also add Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Jackson Pollock to that list -- among others.

Photography Legends

Photography means different things to different people. However, one constant remains among professional and even amateur photographers; getting the right shot -- at the right time -- with the right camera and equipment. With this in mind, Ansel Adams tops the list of the world's greatest photographers. Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist -- best known for his signature black-and-white landscapes of the American West. While Adams is no longer with us, his work is still reflected in countless calendars, posters, books and Internet sites today.

Graphic Design Gurus

Graphic design utilizes multi-media applications and software to create art of all styles and designs. Also known as digital design, graphic design can range from business logos and banners to pamphlets, brochures and all forms of advertising and marketing collateral. Still, in its purest form -- graphic design is based on the same techniques used in traditional artwork. This includes conceptual stages and thumbnails, along with trying new techniques to secure vibrant, trendy and aesthetically-pleasing visuals.

Some of the top graphic designers -- over the years -- included Bob Peak, who was known as "The Dean of Motion Picture" posters. Peak used graphic design programs to enhance his magnificent posters and billboards; each with a unique style that represented Hollywood, New York and the worldwide film scene. While you can also add Andy Warhol to this list due to his graphic design reproductions, Aaron Draplin is also an innovative designer who specializes in snowboard designs. Other popular graphic designers include Erik Marinovich (letterer), Richard Perez (social media artist), and Lauren Hom -- who is known for her lunch-board style lettering featured in TIME magazine and YouTube.