Sunday, December 22, 2013

Most Famous Paintings of all Time

Prehistoric Cave Painting
Masterful paintings are a gift to the world. Creative expression through painting began all the way back in prehistoric times, and it continues with the works of famous modern day artists of today. Here is a list of some of the most famous paintings of all time.

The Painting of "Mona Lisa" (Leonardo Devinci,1517)
Mona Lisa (Leonardo Devinci,1517)

Famous Painting "The Scream" by Edvard Munch,1893
The Scream (Edvard Munch, 1893)
"Girl With a Pearl Earring" by Johannes Vermeer,1665
Girl With a Pearl Earring (Johannes Vermeer, 1665)
Famous painting "The Night Watch" by Rembrandt,1642
The Night Watch (Rembrandt, 1642)
Famous Painting "The Birth of Venus" by Sandro Bottecelli,1486
The Birth of Venus (Sandro Botticelli, 1486)

The "Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh 1889
Starry Night (Vincent Van Gogh, 1889)
Famous Painting "The Persistence of Memory" by Salvador Dali', 1931
The Persistence of Memory (Salvador Dali', 1931)
Famous Painting "Guernica" by Pablo Picasso, 1937
Guernica (Pablo Picasso, 1937)
Famous Painting "The Kiss" by Gustav Klimt, 1908
The Kiss (Gustav Klimt, 1908)
Famous Painting "Irises" by Vincent Van Gogh, 1889
Irises (Vincent Van Gogh, 1889)
Famous Painting "Dora Marr Au Chat" by Pablo Picasso, 1941
Dora Marr Au Chat (Pablo Picasso, 1941)
Famous Painting Woman III by William de Kooning, 1953
Woman III (William de Kooning, 1953)
Famous Painting "American Gothic" by Grant Wood, 1930
American Gothic (Grant Wood, 1930)
Famous Painting "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" by Georges Pierre Seurat, 1886
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (Georges Pierre Seurat, 1886)

Rideau-Cruchon-et-Compotier (Paul Cezanne, 1893)

Massacre of the Innocents (Peter Paul Rubens, 1611)
Le Bassin aux Nympheas (Claude Monet, 1919)
Lucian Freud, Bacon’s friend and rival, perched on a wooden chair (Francis Bacon, 1969)
Three Studies of Lucian Freud (Francis Bacon, 1969)
Famous Painting "Flag" by Jasper Johns, 1954
Flag (Jasper Johns, 1954)
Famous Painting "Diana and Actaeon" by Titian, 1559
Diana and Actaeon (Titian, 1559)
Famous Painting "Le Moulin De La Galette" by Pierre Auguste Renoir, 1876
Le Moulin De La Galette (Pierre Auguste Renoir, 1876)
The Sistine Chapel Ceiling (Michelangelo, 1508-1512)
Napoleon Crossing the Alps (Jacques-Louis David,  1801)