Mucho obligo, Ango, fer da identification that lovely Eva (accidentally, we hope) left out.
We're profoundly partial to many of Magritte's incredibly imaginative, vibrantly visionary expressions ("The Large Family", down below, as a singular example for impressive extortion).
And speaking of DETAIL, Had, flemish master Jan Van Eyck will absolutely blow ya away with his mesmerizingly exact durn near encyclopedic representations (with literally every dang image depicted being wholly symbolic with religious overtones as to what they represented in his society), such as "Arnolfini's Wedding" (1434) ...
I love Van Gogh's work, but not always his renderings of people. However, after seeing his 1889 self portrait in person recently, I was nearly moved to tears by it. His eyes piercing for all eternity. I couldn't stop staring at this painting. Everything else I looked at afterwards was great, but anti climactic after having seen the Van Gogh. I couldn't shake this vision from my head.
One really needs to see works of art in person. It will often blow your mind with how magnificent these paintings truly are.
I have always loved Aaron Shikler's oil portrait (1970) of President Kennedy that hangs in the White House. I have a nice gold framed print of it in my hall which my wife bought for me at Christmas a couple of years ago. (No political offence intended).
Now, admittedly, this is a sneaky bit of subtle-as-a-matrix-a-bomb subtlety, but - lacking yon conventional artist to credit - we still gotta say it's one of the gol-danged most CREATIVEly artistic collages evah. Thus, if'n yu don't cotton to it, too durn dang bad, so there - nyahhhhh!
My favorite artist is John Atkinson Grimshaw. My favorite work by him is Lamplit Bridge. Apparently, it is extremely rare. I can find lots of works by Grimshaw on an internet search (I like most of them), I cannot find that one!
years ago I had a poster of his of a painting I bought at a gallery, I think it was a keyside at night in the wet, might have been liverpool, with all the lights in the windows. Loved that.