Most Famous Paintings of the World

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    1. 1. BAL DU MOULIN DE LA GALETTE

      BAL DU MOULIN DE LA GALETTE

      Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette (1876) by Renoir. One of the best present-day artistic creations of the nineteenth century. It is in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. The work of art portrays an ordinary Sunday evening at Moulin de la Galette in the region of Montmartre.

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    2. 2. WATER LILIES

      WATER LILIES

      Water Lilies is a series of around 250 oil paintings by French Impressionist Claude Monet. The compositions portray his bloom garden at his home in Giverny and were the fundamental focal point of his creative generation during the last thirty years of his life. One of Claude Monet's popular water lily artworks has sold for $43.7m (£27m) at a New York auction.

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    3. 3. THE ARNOLFINI MARRIAGE

      THE ARNOLFINI MARRIAGE

      The Arnolfini Marriage, is a 1434 oil painting on oak board by the Early Netherlandish painter Jan van Eyck. Jan worked under Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, and is liable for the Ghent Altarpiece and the Arnolfini Portrait, two of the most celebrated canvases of the early Northern Renaissance.

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    4. 4. THE THIRD OF MAY 1808

      THE THIRD OF MAY 1808

      In the work, Goya tried to honour Spanish resistance from Napoleon's armed forces during the control of 1808 in the Peninsular War. Veering from the customs of Christian art and conventional portrayals of war, it has no unmistakable point of reference and is recognized as one of the first paintings of the modern era.

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    5. 5. SCHOOL OF ATHENS

      SCHOOL OF ATHENS

      The School of Athens was painted from 1509 to 1511, during a period called the Italian Renaissance. Raphael was one of the extraordinary bosses of the later Italian Renaissance. He is popular for his expertise at creative procedures like foreshortening and perspective.The School of Athens was the third painting Raphael finished after Disputa (speaking to philosophy) and Parnassus (speaking to writing). It's situated confronting Disputa and symbolizes theory, setting up a differentiation among religious and lay beliefs.

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    6. 6. NIGHT WATCH

      NIGHT WATCH

      Maybe the most celebrated canvas is the work by Rembrandt known as The Night Watch. It is a gathering picture of a local army organization. These were gatherings of physically fit men who, if the need emerged, could be called upon to guard the city or put down mobs. The Night Watch is one of the most popular Dutch Golden Age works of art. The artistic creation is popular for three things: its huge size (363 cm × 437 cm (11.91 ft × 14.34 ft)), the dramatic use of light and shadow (tenebrism) and the impression of movement in what might have generally been a static military gathering picture.

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    7. 7. BEHEADING OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST

      BEHEADING OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST

      The most perceived artwork, by the most well-known artist Caravaggio, to ever work for the Knights of St John, is situated in the Oratory of St John's Co-Cathedral, Valletta, Malta. The canvas, known as "The Beheading of St John", is the biggest he painted and the only one he signed. His sign, which is written in the blood that pours from the injury to St John's head, is found at the base of the painting.

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    8. 8. LANDSCAPE WITH THE FALL OF ICARUS

      LANDSCAPE WITH THE FALL OF ICARUS

      Landscape with the Fall of Icarus is an oil painting credited to Pieter Bruegel the Elder. It shows the Greek legendary figure, Icarus, diving into the ocean in the lower right-hand corner.

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    9. 9. LAS MENINAS

      LAS MENINAS

      Las Meninas is an oil painting by the Spanish painter Diego Velázquez. Deigo Velazquez was the main court painter for Spanish King Phillip IV. He was appointed to paint illustrious representations and to record the significant occasions and everyday life of the Spanish court. "Menina" signifies “lady-in-waiting” or “Maid of Honour”, i.e. a girl who serves in a royal court.

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    10. 10. WHISTLER’S MOTHER

      WHISTLER’S MOTHER

      American artist James McNeill Whistler is best remembered for his portrait of his beloved mother, fittingly known as Whistler's Mother. In 1891, it turned into the first American fine art at any point purchased by the French state, and it remains the most significant American work living outside the United States. The artwork speaks to the pinnacle of Whistler's extreme technique for balancing tones of single colours.

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    11. 11. GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING

      GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING

      Regularly Girl with a Pearl Earring is alluded to as the "Mona Lisa of the North." This is somewhat a direct result of the young lady's curious expression, and to a limited extent on account of the secret encompassing the piece itself. It is the first painting by the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer to come to auction in over 80 years sold for $30 million.

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    12. 12. THREE MUSICIANS

      THREE MUSICIANS

      The oil and collage paintings Three Musicians were painted in France in 1921 by Pablo Picasso. The artistic creations highlight three artists, dressed as a priest, Pierrot, and Harlequin, the last two being stock characters from the Italian Commedia dell'Arte, who are generally believed to represent Picasso, Guillaume Apollinaire, and Max Jacob, respectively.

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    13. 13. PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY

      PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY

      The Persistence of Memory is one of Dalì's philosophical triumphs, however, the real oil-on-canvas painting estimates just 9.5 inches by 13 inches. The iconography may allude to a fantasy that Dalí himself had encountered, and the clocks may symbolize the progression of time as one encounters it in rest or the persistence of time in the eyes of the dreamer. The orange clock at the base left of the work of art is covered in ants.

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    14. 14. THE SCREAM

      THE SCREAM

      The Scream by Edvard Munch: In what he alluded to as his "soul painting," Edvard Munch uncovers a legitimate and maybe even revolting look at his inner troubles and feelings of anxiety, putting more significance on personal meaning than on specialized expertise or "beauty," a customary objective of art. Guinness World Record has been set for the most costly work of art sold at auction after a form of Edvard Munch's The Scream sold for an unbelievable $119,922,500 US dollars (£74 million).

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    15. 15. THE CREATION OF ADAM

      THE CREATION OF ADAM

      Creation of Adam by Michelangelo is a fresco painting that has occupied the ceiling of Sistine chapel for around 500 years. Some researchers have contended that the God-cloud is formed and hued like a uterus, or belly, which symbolizes how God actually births new life into Adam. God's arm and Adam\'s arm in this manner make an exacting umbilical cord.

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    16. 16. GUERNICA

      GUERNICA

      Guernica, 1937 by Pablo Picasso. Likely Picasso's most celebrated work, Guernica is positively his most dominant political statement, painted as a quick response to the Nazi's overwhelming casual bombing practise on the Basque town of Guernica during Spanish Civil War. The canvas portrays the horrors of war and therefore, has come to be an anti-war symbol and a token of the catastrophes of war.

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    17. 17. THE LAST SUPPER

      THE LAST SUPPER

      The Last Supper, otherwise called the Passover dinner by Leonardo Da Vinci, is the last feast that, in the Gospel accounts, Jesus shared with his Apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion.In painting the Last Supper, Leonardo made the impact that the room where Christ and the messengers are seen was an expansion of the refectory. This is very suitable, since the Last Supper takes up the fundamental topic (eating) of the motivation behind the refectory.

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    18. 18. STARRY NIGHT

      STARRY NIGHT

      Broadly hailed as Van Gogh's perfect work of art, the artistic creation portrays the view outside his sanatorium room window at night, in spite of the fact that it was painted from memory during the day. Starry Night delineates a fantastic translation of the artist's asylum room's broad perspective on Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. As ostensibly Van Gogh's most celebrated gem, it is safe to evaluate the estimation of Starry Night at well more than 100 million dollars.

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    19. 19. MONA LISA

      MONA LISA

      The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci. Mona Lisa, otherwise called La Gioconda, is the spouse of Francesco del Giocondo. This work of art is painted as oil on wood. It is a visual portrayal of the idea of happiness suggested by "Gioconda" in Italian. Guinness World Records lists da Vinci's Mona Lisa as having the highest ever insurance value for a painting.

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