The search for memories and domination led to a strong rivalry throughout the whole history. Some of them inspired for deeds in creative unanimity, while others were frankly destructive. In any case, they indelibly determined the rates of art works. Below you can observe a list of the 5 most famous rivals among masters of art.

Rafael vs. Michelangelo
The young artist Raphael burst into the scene at the time of the Renaissance of Italy in 1504 with an intricate style, influenced by his predecessors Fra Bartolomeo, Leonardo and Michelangelo. In 1508, at the age of 26, this young artist was invited by Pope Julius II to paint a mural in a private library in the Vatican Palace. Not only that, he defeated competitors such as Michelangelo and Leonardo, his work also received rave reviews.
Including the historian of the Renaissance named Vasari, who thought Michelangelo was a true master, acknowledged that Rafael's works were much better.
Rafael from Urbino grew up as an artist. His friends and adherents were saying that his works were more stringent in accordance with the rules of art than Michelangelo's. This was the reason for being rivals at those times.

Ingres vs. Delacroix
The rivalry between the two titans of French painting unfolded just at the time of the clash of styles in the 19th century, where the traditional neoclassical style, approved by Jean-Auguste Dominique Engre, opposed avant-garde romanticism defended by Eugene Delacroix.
This enmity was not only in the artistic style, it was also about the moral values ​attributed to the line and the color. Thus, Delacroix, the most famous colorist, was treated as a threat to the morality of French society.
"I can not look at Delacroix," Ingres once said. "He smells like sulfur."

Greenberg vs. Rosenberg
These two great critics of art have spawned the American abstract expressionism movement. Greenberg had a soft spot for the abstraction of Jackson Pollock, and his rival Rosenberg preferred the paintings made by Willem de Kooning.
Greenberg followed strict formalistic views, insisting that abstraction is a step in the development of the painting traditions, whereas, Rosenberg rejected this statement, calling it "painting by action," he believed that "the painting is a record of events."

Matisse vs. Picasso
Picasso always considered Matisse as a rival, despite significant differences in artistic taste and style. The most important thing in Matisse's paintings is color: he easily used the colors unlike Picasso, who is known for being faithful to create forms and shapes.
The rivalry between Matisse and Picasso was often described as "the struggle of the most famous representatives of two great opposing tendencies in contemporary art".

Van Gogh vs. Gauguin
The rivalry between Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin at first started as a friendship. Van Gogh invited Gauguin to join him in the south of France, where he tried to create a community of artists in the city of Arles. For a short period the impressionist masters lived, worked and cooperated together. This led them to a competitive but friendly artistic challenge, where both of them were winners.
However, this agreement failed to come to life as both artists had really difficult characters. Van Gogh suffered from mental instability, while Gauguin had a reputation as a narcissistic and unpleasant person. Once Gauguin portrayed his friend when he painted sunflowers, and Van Gogh said: "It's me, but it's me being crazy."
Having drunk absinthe in a cafe, Van Gogh threw a glass into Gauguin's head. Few days later the artist tried to cut a colleague with a razor, which led to the end of their friendship.