11TH JAN 2019
Most Famous Paintings In The World
1. Mona Lisa
Leonardo da Vinci. The most famous painting in the world is the main
attraction of the Louvre museum in Paris, where it is seen by six million
people every year! Leonardo da Vinci painted it from the year 1503 or 1504
till shortly before he died in 1519.
2. Starry Night
Vincent van Gogh. Painted by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh in 1889,
Starry Night is one of the most well known paintings in modern culture.
The painting is part of the permanent collection of the
Museum of Modern Art in New York. The painting was the inspiration for
the song “Vincent” (also known as “starry starry night”) by Don McLean.
McLean’s song reference the painting as well as other paintings
by the famous artist..
3. Girl With A Pearl Earring
Johannes Vermeer. Considered by many to be “the Dutch Mona Lisa”
or the “Mona Lisa of the North”, this beautiful painting by the Dutch artist
Johannes Vermeer features, well… a girl with a pearl earring.
The painting was completed around 1665 and is on display in the
Mauritshuis Gallery in the Hague, the Netherlands.
4.Self-Portrait Without Beard
Vincent van Gogh. Even though Van Gogh painted many portraits of himself,
this one is by far the most famous as it is his last self-portrait and
one of the few that depicts him without a beard. It was given by him to his
mother as a birthday gift. It is also one of the most expensive paintings of
all times, as it was sold for $71.5 million in 1998,
and is now part of a private collection
5.Guernica – Pablo Picasso
The most famous painting by Picasso, completed in 1937.
The painting was painted in Paris and is Inspired by the bombing of Guernica
in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. The painting is on permanent display
in Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain.