Among the vast amount of paintings that have been produced and displayed in museums and galleries all over the world, there are just a few of them that end up making history. These few paintings are well known by individuals of all ages all around the world and would perhaps continue to leave impressions on the minds of individuals for a long time to come.
Below are some of the most famous paintings in the world. They include;
Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
This is the major attraction in the Louvre museum located in Paris where it is continuously viewed by more than five million people on a yearly basis. It was painted by Leonardo da Vinci between 1503 and 1504.
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci
This painting is another very famous painting but it is not displayed in any museum. It is instead placed on the back wall of the Santa Maria Della Grazie monastery’s dining hall. It is situated in Milan, Italy. This painting was created by Leonardo da Vinci. It shows Jesus and his disciples having the Last supper.
The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo
This was produced by Michelangelo around the year 1508 and 1512. It is situated in the Vatican city, Rome on the ceiling of the Sistine chapel. This is just one of nine parts from the book of genesis that are located in the center of the chapel’s ceiling.
Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh
This is one of the most recognized paintings in modern culture. I first saw a rendition of this painting at my friends place. He owns Edmonton roofing so I was a little surprised to see this masterpiece hanging in his house. However, once you see this in real life, it’s easy to see why this piece would add to anyone’s decor. It was painted by Vincent van Gogh who was a Dutch artist in 1889. This painting makes a permanent collection of the museum of modern art located in New York. This painting inspired the song Vincent which is also recognized as ‘’starry starry night’’ by Don McLean. This song made reference to this painting alongside many other famous paintings by Van Gogh.
The Scream – Edvard Munch
This is the most famous work by Edvard Munch and it was created around 1893. This painting was done using pastel and oil on cardboard. This remarkable painting is being displayed at the National Gallery in Oslo, Norway.