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Top 10 Most Famous Paintings of All Time

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The best paintings basically take your breathing away!  There are several handprints on the top edges of the painting. Many of these paintings are a statement of the expertise and abilities of many artists from various parts of the world.

This universe is filled with art and inspiration, that is what everyone can see, but it takes a really skilled and visionary artist to pick paint and brush, illustrates their ideas and vision, this wonderful world into paintings.

To blow you off the floor, this article went through the great information to find some of the best artwork that has ever been created. Below are top 10 most popular, beautiful and expensive paintings of all times.

10. A Sunday Afternoon by Georges Seurat (1859-1891)-

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Seurat’s one most famous painting of people relaxing at a park is an example of Pointillism, which is the process of painting with little spots of shade that combination together in the audience’s eye. The painting came out in Paris in 1886 at the Impressionist exhibition. Seurat designed his last to the piece in 1889, when he restretched the canvas and added a coloured boundary.

9. The Night Watch by Rembrandt (1606-1669)-

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Night Watch is one of the most popular masterpieces of artwork by Rembrandt. It represents an entire city moving out led by its captain. An exclusive part is its dark varnish that gives an effect of night field. It is currently placed in Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

8. Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez (1599-1660)-

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Las Meninas portrays Margarita Teresa of Spain as a young kid along with the King and Queen of  Spain. Painted by Diego Valazquez, the top artist of the Spanish Golden Age. Its complicated and enigmatic structure increases concerns regarding truth and impact and makes an unclear relationship between the audience and the numbers portrayed Because of these complexities, Las Meninas has been one of the most widely analyzed works in Western painting and considered to be an important baroque painting.

7. The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)-

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The Last Supper is a painting that represents the last food that Jesus had with his followers. Shown at the dining hall of Santa Maria Delle Grazie in Milan, this painting has made much debate around Margaret Magdalene, the character sitting next to Jesus.

6. The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli (circa 1445-1510)-

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The birth of  Venus painted between 1482 and 1485, Botticelli was displaying a topic from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, it represents when Venus, the goddess of  love, comes to shore on a shell. The goddess Venus has been believed to have two interpretations-earthly, spiritual love, physical love and divine. When considered through a Christian lens, the painting may be an expression of Eve before the fall of paradise. The Beginning of Venus was commissioned  by the Medici family of Florence

5. Guernica by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

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Guernica is one of Pablo Picasso most famous displaying the disasters of war and the struggling it inflicts upon people, particularly innocent individuals. Picasso’s objective in painting it was to carry the world’s focus on the bombing of the Basque town of  Guernica by In German bombers, who were assisting the Nationalist forces of General Franco during the Spanish Civil. The painting can be seen in the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid.

4. Girl With A Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675)-

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Girl with a Pearl Earring was painted by Johannes Vermeer. Very few is known about Vermeer and this painting is no exception. It isn’t dated and it is unclear whether this art was commissioned, and if so, by whom. In nevertheless, it is probably not a conventional portrait. Tracy Chevalier had written a historical novel fictionalizing the conditions of the painting’s creation. The novel inspired a 2003 movie with Scarlett Johansson as Johannes Vermeer’s assistant wearing the pearl earring.

3. The Scream by Edvard Munch (1863-1944)-

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The Scream is a popular painting by Edvard Munch of  Norway and it reveals the altered face of a figure against a bloody sky. The hilly scene in the background adds to this painting’s charm. It is also one of the first few paintings done in expressionism design where the reality is blurred to give more significance to emotions.

2. Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)-

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Starry Night is one of the most identifiable art in modern culture. Although very little is known about how Van Gogh felt about his art, it has been believed that the starry sky is influenced by the Bible tale of Joseph in Genesis 37:9: “…Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun & the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me…” Van Gogh painted this painting while living in the Saint-Rémy asylum in 1889.

1. Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)-

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Most popular Paintings of All Time- Mona Lisa was made by Leonardo da Vinci during the Rebirth in Florence, started painting the Mona Lisa in 1503 or 1504 as well as it soon before he passed away in 1519. Many rumours surround the painting because of the epression appearance of the topic. A lot of people believe that the Mona Lisa is actually a self-portrait because the facial features in the painting look like those of da Vinci himself. The Mona Lisa can be visited at the Louvre in London.

Here is the list of the most famous top 10 paintings of all time. Which of these do you like most? Do let us know through comments in the box.

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