Visualizing painters’ lives

This project is an attempt to build a visual anthology of 10 abstract painters’ lives,isolating pictorial elements from painters’ styles and using them to tell the story of their life and artistic production through a series of diagrams.

We love abstract painters, we love series and collections,and the possibility to build visual formats to describe comparable stories.
This visualizations shouldn’t be considered scientific.
The data comes from wikipedia, wikipaintings and
We depicted a timeline for each painter, illustrating his artistic production within his main periods, his awards, trainings, connections and influences and further information about his life such as health related issues, habits, love affairs, geography of his moves and important events.
We found it compelling to literally “steal” from each painter’s style. Using colors and shapes each one of them uses to compose their timelines of life events and artworks.

 Visualizing painters’ lives is a project we designed and produced with illustrator Michela Buttignol.

see the full gallery here
buy printed (stretched canvas or framed prints) here
ead Brainpickings article here

About giorgia lupi

1981 I am an architect that never built any house (luckily). I work with information, designing, researching and drawing a lot. I am co-founder ad design director at Accurat ( I am a PhD student at Milan Politecnico (


  1. A fascinating and educational visual!

  2. Hmm… Dami & Augusta Popoff ?

  3. we fixed it! thanks!!

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  6. Mork

    Fab! Ooh if this was a book. ….

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