Paintings are made with different patterns, different strokes and different colors. Whatever it is made of, it is sure to give the emotions their painter’s felt while making them. There are some paintings that are hard to understand because of the extraordinary patterns that were used and with a title so different from the artwork. Nonetheless, these paintings still can trigger a strong feeling of emotion. This article will then discuss the most famous works of art in the world.
The oil painting of Leonardo de Vinci, the Mona Lisa, is undoubtedly one of the world’s renowned paintings. This painting is known because of Mona Lisa’s mysterious smile. At the present, the Mona Lisa can be found in Louvre Museum in France and is noted to be one of the paintings which have the highest insurance value.
Another painting that is famous in the whole world is the Starry Night of Vincent van Gogh painted in 1889 while he was in an asylum, at Saint Remy. Nowadays, Starry Night is considered as one of the most replicated and most sought after prints.
To add to the list of the world’s most famous painting is the Massacre of the Innocents by Peter Paul Rubens. The painting is a depiction of the biblical episode where King Herod ordered the murder of all baby boy Jews for he was told that the King of Jews was already born. A Canadian newspaper baron named Kenneth Thompson bought the painting in an auction in London for £49.5 million in 2002. He donated the artwork to the Art Gallery of Ontario. Now, the painting can be found on display the London National Gallery.
The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali is also one of the most famous paintings of the world. The painting created in 1931 is one of the surrealist paintings ever introduced. The melting clock in the artwork symbolizes Dali’s central thinking during that time – softness and harness. Some also said that the melting clock stands for the irrelevance of time. Since 1934, the painting is already included in the collection of artworks and is displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
These are just few of the most renowned paintings in the world. If you do not have the chance and the means to see these paintings in their original form, you can search them in the Internet. These paintings will definitely teach you how to appreciate art and may even inspire you to make your own painting.