Here are the 7 most beautiful and famous paintings in the world
There are millions of paintings that are showcased in the galleries and museums all across the world, but out of them, some have created history. These small groups of most beautiful and famous paintings are appreciated by people from all around the world and all across the ages. Painting is a way of creative expression. Some of the paintings have left such an impression in the mind of people that they will be recognised in the centuries to come. Here is the list of some of the most famous paintings in the World. Take a look.
1. Mona Lisa – Leonardo da Vinci:
Mona Lisa is one of the most famous paintings that has been recognized by people all around the World. It is the half-length portrait painting of Lisa Gherardini that was painted and drawn by the Italian Rejuvenation artist Leonardo da Vinci. It has been chronicled as “the most visited, the best known, the most written about, the parodied work of art in the world.”
2. The Last Supper – Leonardo da Vinci:
The Last Supper is the World famous painting that is not shown in a museum or gallery, but rather covers the back wall of the dining hall at Santa Maria Delle Grazie monastery which is located in Milan. This is a late 15th-century panorama painting. It was painted by Leonardo da Vinci in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria Delle Grazie in Milan. It one of the World’s most famous paintings.
3. The Creation of Adam – Michelangelo:
The Creation of Adam is a fresco painting, painted during 1508-1512 by Michelangelo which forms part of the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling. It is one of nine scenes from the Book of Genesis in which God breathes life in Adam who is the first man on World.
4. Starry Night – Vincent van Gogh:
Starry Night is an oil on canvas painted by the Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh in June 1889. It is one of the well-known paintings of the World in modern culture. Since 1941, this painting has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. It is Vincent’s finest work and is one of the most appreciable paintings in the history of the Western Era.
5. The Scream – Edvard Munch:
The Scream was created as both paintings and pastels using oil and pastel on cardboard, by Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch and it is the most famous name given to each of four versions of a composition. This painting was painted between 1893 and 1910. It is on display on The National Gallery, Oslo, Norway.
6. The Kiss – Gustav Klimt:
‘The Kiss’ is one of the best and the last works of Klimt that can be seen manually at Vienna’s Austrian Gallery. It is a painting in which he integrated gold leaf into his works. The very practice reflects the influence of gold detailed religious art and the sacredness of the work produced the artists of the Byzantine Empire. The painting was earlier known to be perceived as pornographic though both the figures in the painting are wearing clothes.
7. The Birth of Venus – Sandro Botticelli:
The Birth of Venus is known so because of its composition, literally showing the goddess of love landing on the shore, on the island of Cyprus, who is born of the sea spray and is blown by the waves. The goddess stands on the giant scallop shell, her purity and beauty are seen being compared to pearl. The painting is probably made in the 1480s and can be seen at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.
Art is something that can be the biggest reflection of their minds. Paintings are what their mind things. One can absolutely understand an artist on the basis of their creations. Several paintings are even used as a parallel for photography, for film making and other arts. Many of them are the basis for any visual art. These paintings are not just beauty but a work of art and mind.
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