An artist is someone that can show feelings, expression, mood all in one picture. They are the one that creates their imagination into a beautiful piece of art and it is this art that in ancient times didn’t need all those sort of tools for them to master their skills. Some of the paintings that are being kept in museums now were drawn hundreds and thousands of years back in time. Even with a limited amount of tools they were able to create iconic pieces. So let’s see some of the iconic and the most famous paintings in the world and what is it that makes these artworks so famous.
1. Mona Lisa:
- It is one of the most valuable, written, visited and most famous paintings in the world drawn by an Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci.
- The painting was painted between 1503 and 1506 and is believed to be a portrait of a Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco Del Giocondo.
- The painting that is now the property of French Republic was earlier acquired by the King Francis I of France. This painting is now placed in the Louvre Museum of Paris.
- The expression of the subject is said to be mysterious because of the quality of the composition that existing in many forms.
2. Starry Night:
- This is also one of the most famous paintings in the world painted by the Dutch post-impressionist Vincent van Gogh.
- He painted this painting in the year 1889 describing the view of the ideal village from his asylum room Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, just before the sunrise.
- This painting was drawn from the memory of when he used to live in that asylum room.
- According to the researchers, the brightest star that you can see in the painting is determined to be Venus as in 1889 Venus indeed made its visibility before the sunrise time in Provence.
3. The Last Supper:
- The Last Supper is one of the most famous paintings of the 15th century that is painted by yet again Leonardo da Vinci.
- The painting is representing the Last Supper of Jesus with his apostles. This has been told in the Gospel of John.
- This painting represents the situation when Jesus told his apostles that one of them would betray him.
- This painting is not only one of the most famous painting in the world, but is also one of the most studied, satirized and examined paintings in the world.
4. Three Musicians:
- This painting was painted by Pablo Picasso in the year 1921. At the time he actually painted two similar looking painting that are now placed in different museums in the world.
- Both the paintings have the same title and is placed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art.
- The style of these two similar paintings are in the form of collage using oil paints.
- Each of the paintings represents three musicians wearing masks as the tradition of the Italian theater Commedia dell’arte.
5. The Night Watch – Rembrandt van Rijn:
- The Night Watch is not only the most famous paintings but is also one of the most famous Dutch Golden Age paintings.
- This painting was painted in the year 1642 by Rembrandt van Rijn.
- This piece of art is placed on a display at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
- The painting depicts an eponymous company of people moving out, led by Captain Frans Banning Cocq, his lieutenant and the rest of the guard’s armed men.