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Most Famous Artworks In History

Posted: December 17, 2018 at 3:32 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Since the inceptions of artwork many paintings have been displayed in museums and galleries dating down to the earliest impression of artwork by man. Amongst the millions of paintings in the world many have been recognized for their aesthetics and excellence but only the most exquisite representations with the most significant depth have been revered as the very best in history till date. Here is a list of some of the most famous paintings in history;

Mona Lisa

this master piece by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1503 takes the front page to any art exhibition and stands as one on the wonders of the Louvre museum in paris-france. A record of six million people annually sojourns to the great city to catch a glimpse of the painting.

The Last Supper

unlike regular paintings that are displayed on a canvas this all-time favorite by Leonardo da Vinci is boldly displayed on the back wall of the largely spaced dining hall at the Santa Maria Delle Grazie monastery (Milan-Italy). The painting is famed for its depiction of the last supper with Jesus and his disciples.

The Creation of Adam

the famous painting takes up the ceiling space of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City in Rome. Created by Michelangelo in the year 1508-1512, this depiction is an extract from the book of genesis, displayed at the center of the ceiling.

The Starry Night

famous artist, Vincent Van Gogh painted the ‘starry night’ in 1889. This painting has been seen in various exhibitions and inspired other artistry such as the “Starry starry night” song by Don McLean.

The night watch 

a 1642 painting with the depiction of a city guard moving to the forefront and led by Captain Frans Banning Cocq and his subordinates. This master piece by Rembrandt Van Rijn is displayed at the Rijks museum – Amsterdam.