They say beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and art is too. Some people can only appreciate representational art, while others like artists such as Kandinsky. He is one of my favorite artists. He was intrigued with color, and it shows in his work. His art is playful and that gets to me artistically.
Many people like Picasso. But cubism doesn't do anything for me, not Picasso's nor Braque's cubism. I do like Picasso's Blue Period and his Rose Period. Maybe it is the color thing. I have a friend that really likes cubism. Again, art is in the eyes of the beholder or at least what one likes goes from the eyes to the brain and lodges in the heart.
Another artist whose work intrigues me is Matisse. The way he flattened his work and the colors. Modigliani, I like the his penchant for giving his portrait subjects long necks, and the way he styled their faces...the expressions.
That's a short comment on a few of my favorite painter's. Their work looks great to my eyes.