A Couple of Famous Paintings of All Time

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:

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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 Scream by Edvard Munch

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

More Info: Famous Oil Paintings

Oil paint is mixing binder, thinner, and pigment together. As it is applied, it is in liquid stated then it turns into a gel then gradually becomes hard. This is one of the basic styles in painting and as a matter of fact, van Gogh, Marc, Monet and many more have made spectacular oil paintings.

Here are some famous oil paintings that are an eye catcher to many.

  1. Café Terrace at Night by Vincent 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. This is now found at the Yale University Art Gallery.

  1. Poppies Near Argenteuil, Claude Monet

Now located in Musee d’Orsay, Monet was inspired to paint the bright landscapes when he moved and settled at Argenteuil. This picture is wuite simple but a classic beauty.

  1. The Blue Boy, Thomas Gainsborough

This full-length portrait of a boy claimed to be Jonathan Buttall but was never proven is one of the famous works that Gainsborough has created. This is now exhibited at the Huntington Library and Gallery, San Marino.

  1. The Entombment of Christ by Caravaggio

One of the most admired altarpieces and now displayed in the Vatican Museums, Caravaggio clearly depicted an image of the entombment of Christ. This detailed work has been awed by many and is now a famous image especially to Catholics around the world.

  1. 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.

  1. Wedding Feast at Cana by Paolo Veronese

Veronese finished painting this art in 1798. This 235-year-old craft was based on the biblical story on how Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding which has brought glory to Veronese being one of the most crafted paintings in all time.

Art Galleries and Museums in Port Elizabeth

Everywhere you go; there are stories to tell and mysteries to unfold. Here in Port Elizabeth, you can rediscover art and the history of the city.

Port Elizabeth Art

Here are some art galleries and museums in Port Elizabeth that you would want to go to and understand the culture and how the city became great.

  1. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

The evolution of the South African culture can be seen in this Museum. This is an eye-opening experience varying from the British and Oriental art, international printmaking, and art from the locals. According to Southafrica.net, “The museum, features art from across the historical spectrum at its temporary exhibitions.” The gallery has also collected many artworks by well-known South African artist about more than 50 years now.

  1. South African Air Force Museum

This museum showcases aircraft from the 1930’s up to the new ones of today. No entrance fee is charged but there are some fees maybe on the way to the museum. Since the area is an active airfield of the South African Air Force, Identification Documents must be shown especially to tourists and foreigners at all times during the visit.

  1. Volkswagen AutoPavilion

One of the most famous tourist attractions is the Volkswagen AutoPavilion, which showcases Volkswagen cars from the past to the present ones. They also endorse their new technology under their company name and they also have tours without any charge. There are admission fees of course but the children under 16 and the pensioners are half off than regular adults. Many have rated the place as excellent according to TripAdvisor and ranked first in the museums of Port Elizabeth.