A painting can pass on an incredible amount of information. Not only have painters throughout history managed to tell stories about the time and the age but through amazing simplicity have also managed to make an impact far more compelling upon the human mind. A painting can say more than a thousand words can sometimes and making a painting speak is the trait of the painter. History has bestowed humanity with great painters and even greater artists who painted out their own signatures to be left etched in the memory of generations and generations that have come after them. Perhaps there will never be a precise and a unilateral agreement on who the best painters of all time are, we make an attempt nonetheless to look at some of the greats of the trade.