Art Names

Names that suggest a healthy familiarity with a cultured crowd. - Created by Contessina

  • Chiara

    YMMV with this, but it reminds me of "chiaroscuro," which is an artistic technique based on the play of light and dark

  • Caravaggio

    nn Cara, as in Amerighi da Caravaggio

  • Delacroix

    nn Dela, as in Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix

  • Florence

    as in the Italian city where the Renaissance began

  • Frida

    as in Frida Kahlo

  • Greco

    as in El Greco ... that is, Domenico Theotocopuli

  • Gericault

    nn Geri ... as in Theodore Gericault

  • Leonardo

    as in Leonardo da Vinci (not, in this case, Leonardo DiCaprio)

  • Michelangelo

    nn Michel, as in Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

  • Monet

    as in Claude Monet

  • Picasso

    nn Cassi, as in Pablo Picasso

  • Prado

    as in the museum in Madrid, Spain; it means meadow in Spanish

  • Raphael

    as in Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino

  • Rembrandt

    nn Brandt ... as in Rembrandt van Rijn

  • Rivera

    nn Vera ... as in Diego Rivera

  • Rossetti

    nn Rose, as in Dante Gabriel Rossetti

  • Sestina

    a form of poetry; also reminiscent of "Sistine" -- the chapel Michelangelo painted