Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, these are familiar names and even if you are no painter, I think you likely recognize them. There are thousands of paintings around the world. There complicated paintings, some are quite simple. There are colorful ones while some are one shaded or monochromatic. Every art varies according to the artist and how they depict the picture.
Here are some of the famous paintings of all time that some you might know and sometimes you have forgotten:
- The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
This painting is found at the Louvre Museum located in Paris, France. Painted in the year either 1503 or 1504, this beauty has captured millions of people
- Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh
His promising painting is widely known everywhere. He painted this marvelous piece in 1889 showing the view from his room at the Sanitarium he resided at the time this painting according to madisonartshop.com
- The Night Watch by Rembrandt
In Dutch, this painting is “De Nachtwacht” which was done using oil in canvas. The picture depicts of a militia captain and his men to show it off to the French Queen. This was painted way back in 1642.
- Café Terrace at Night by Vincent van Gogh
Another entry for van Gogh! This lovely painting shows of a bit of a dull setting but nevertheless, the vibrancy and the color topped it over the edge that makes it one of the world’s famous panting.
- The Scream by Edvard Munch
This painting depicts more than just fear but also the mystery of it. Munch has achieved in targeting emotions. He made four versions of the said painting. One made with crayon, the other made from pastel and tempera. Munch claimed that he painted himself, a true genius.
- The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali
At a very young age, 28 as of the matter, Dali became quite well-known because of this painting. It has several names to it like the Melting Clocks, Soft Watches, and the Droopy Watches. This painting was able to capture many and may were interested in interpreting the painting.
- Guernica, Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso got the idea of this painting from the bombing of Guernica in Spain during the Civil war. He completed the painting which was highly detailed and quite complicated in 1937. The painting shows of the suffering that the war has caused and this stands as a symbol of peace according to madisonartshop.com.
- A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by George Seurat
The technique of pointillism was applied in this painting which leads to creating an image by using individual dots which is really hard to make considering the broadness of image and how consumable time can be. Amazingly, Seurat did it and is one of the most famous paintings in this time.