Favourite artists?

hey everyone,

for a 3D assignment, i have to choose an artist and create some scenes in their style in Maya… so i was wondering, since i’m a bit ignorant about art, who are some cool artists?
Who do you guys love the work of? It could be photography, drawing, painting, anything!

Personally I’m a big fan of Escher’s work: i mean, aside from the cool ideas he had, his drawings were precise but still with life, and he had a great grasp of his mediums.