First on the list is Tokyo, Japan mapped out in the style of Yayoi Kusuma. Kusuma had ventured off to New York to follow the road of avant-garde artwork scene, but had started exhibiting her work in Tokyo, Japan. Her well known style trademark is her love for the use of polka-dot motifs. Kusuma is known for plugging her iconic motif in her main mediums of installation and sculpture. She has also explored the mediums of painting, film, performance, poetry and fashion and had opened a five-storey museum in Tokyo dedicated to her work: the Yayoi Kusama Museum in 2014.
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The British graffiti artist, Banksy, is known the world over for his controversial and thought-provoking art, which comments on consumer culture, geopolitical conflicts and modern life. Despite being hidden behind a veil of anonymity, his signature style of stencils and spray paint as well as his use of stable motifs - like rats and police officers - has made him a household name. His worldwide success has pushed his work into other fields, such as the genre of film-making and also a dystopian theme park, Dismaland. Even so, he stays close to his street art roots and still pops up in his favourite locations around England.
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Da Vinci is known around the world for his groundbreaking artwork that has traversed the path which many artists since are inspired by. He had many notebooks which were borderline indecipherable and often written in code. These notebooks contain plans for planes, helicopters and bicycles. Living and working in the Florence of the Medici's, he received the patronage and creative stimuli necessary to inspire one of the greatest artists of all time.
The Dutch Post-Impressionist painter, Van Gogh, is among the most influential and well-known artists in Western art. His work is classified by his intense personal expression, heavy and dramatic brush strokes and bold colour choices - all of which were founding elements for modern art. Van Gogh had been in Amsterdam to originally attend university, but he often took long walks around the town to admire its beauty, which undoubtedly an inspiring scene to take in.
Hockney was born in Bradford and was one of the progenitors of the British Pop Art scene, however, he has been closely linked to Los Angeles since the 1960s. He's well known for his bright and wavy swimming pools style, as well as fantastically coloured landscapes that depict the Californian countryside, which he had passed en route between his Malibu beach house and his studio in the Hollywood Hills.
Warhol begun his career as a commercial artist and illustrator and became one of the most famous proponents of Pop Art. Some of his earliest works are from the 1960s with silk-screened paintings of Campbell's soup cans and Coca-Cola bottles. He had a New York studio called 'The Factory' that had become a hive for contemporary celebs like Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando. Warhol was often criticised for his open embrace of the art market and promotion of consumerist ideology, even so, many considered him an inspirational creator who made art accessible to the masses.
Sir Sidney Nolan is one of Australia's greatest modernist artists and was inspired by his formative years in Melbourne. He spent his career painting the Australian countryside and the wonder of the Australian bush life. His artworks on the theme of 19th-century bushranger, Ned Kelly, are widely renowned as one of the greatest series of Australian paintings of the 20th century. Through his works on impressive landscapes and depiction of human interaction with them, Nolan's work has undoubtedly had an impact on the ideas of Australian identity.