World’s 6 Most Popular Paintings of All The Time
Monday, 20 November 2017

Millions of paintings are created and showcased in art galleries around the globe. But only a few of them rise above the time to make history. The most famous paintings are generally owned by museums and are rarely sold as they are quite priceless.

Below is the world’s ten most famous painting that’ll continue to echo in the minds of people in the centuries to come.

Mona Lisa By Leonardo Da Vinci

If you don’t know about Mona Lisa painting, you probably live under rocks!

This iconic painting is one of the most legendary artworks in the world’s history. It is the cynosure of all eyes at the famous Louvre museum in Paris. It is believed that Leonardo painted it in between 1503 and 1506, and spent 15 years on it.

The portrait originally portrays Lisa del Giocondo, wife of wife of Francesco Del Giocondo. Later, it was acquired by King Francis I of France and now belongs to the French Republic.

Starry Night By Vincent Van Gogh

This masterpiece was created in 1889 by the famous Dutch artist. The painting depicts the view of the village of Saint-Remy under a swirling, starry sky from Gogh’s room at the sanitarium. The painting is a part of permanent collection of Museum of Modern Art in New York since 1941.

The Creation of Adam – Michelangelo

This fresco painting created between 1508 and 1512 is a part of the Sistine Chapel ceiling. The ceiling illustrates nine scenes from the famous Book of Genesis. Creation of Adam shows God breathing life into Adam – the first man. The touching hands of god and Adam symbolize humanity. It’s believed that painting took over four years to complete. This all-time celebrated artwork has been the subject of numerous references and parodies.


Guernica By Pablo Picasso


Inspired by the bombing of Guernica, this work of genius was painted in 1937. The painting portrays the tragedies of war and inflicted sufferings upon innocent civilians. Pablo created this painting to draw the world’s attention to the bombing of the Basque town during the Spanish Civil War. You can find the painting at Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid in Spain.


Girl With A Pearl Earring By Johannes Vermeer


Also referred to as “The Dutch Mona Lisa,” this oil portrait painting was created around 1665. This beautiful painting features a lovely Dutch girl wearing a pearl earring and a headscarf. This beautiful piece is on display in Mauritshuis Gallery in The Hague, Netherlands since 1902

Tracy Chevalier fictionalized the circumstances of the painting’s creation in a novel that inspired a 2003 film ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring.'


The Scream By Edvard Munch

The Norwegian artist used only oil and pastel on cardboard to draw his most famous artwork in 1893. The painting features a manifesting and suffering expression against a landscape with the orange sky in the background.


The painting had always been the target of high-profile art theft. People also make a weird claim that they got nausea a week after looking at the painting for 20 minutes. You can see this painting at The National Gallery Oslo, Norway.


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