Most Beautiful Paintings in the World

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There are millions of paintings on display in galleries and museums around the world, but only a few have made history. These small groups of the most beautiful and famous paintings are admired by people from all over the world and throughout history. Painting is a form of artistic expression. Some of the paintings have made such an impression on people that they will be remembered for centuries to come. Here are some of the world's most famous paintings.


Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

Most Beautiful Paintings in the World


Mona Lisa is one of the most well-known paintings, recognized by people all over the world. Leonardo da Vinci's half-length portrait of Lisa Gherardini was painted and drawn by the Italian Renaissance artist. It has been described as "the world's most visited, best known, most written about, and most parodied work of art."


The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

Most Beautiful Paintings in the World


The Last Supper is a world-famous painting that is not displayed in a museum or gallery, but rather covers the back wall of the dining hall at Milan's Santa Maria Delle Grazie monastery. This is a panorama painting from the late 15th century. Leonardo da Vinci painted it in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria Delle Grazie in Milan. It is one of the most famous paintings in the world.


The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo

Most Beautiful Paintings in the World


The Creation of Adam is a fresco painting by Michelangelo that is part of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It is one of nine scenes in the Book of Genesis in which God gives life to Adam, the first man on the planet.


Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

Most Beautiful Paintings in the World


Starry Night is a June 1889 oil on canvas painting by Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. It is one of the most well-known paintings in modern culture. This painting has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City since 1941. It is Vincent's finest work and one of the most admired paintings in Western art history.


The Scream by Edvard Munch

Most Beautiful Paintings in the World


The Scream was created by Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch as both paintings and pastels using oil and pastel on cardboard, and it is the most famous name given to each of four versions of a composition. This work was completed between 1893 and 1910. It is currently on display at Oslo's National Gallery.

 

The Kiss by Gustav Klimt

Most Beautiful Paintings in the World


'The Kiss' is one of Klimt's best and last works that can be seen in person at Vienna's Austrian Gallery. It is a painting in which he used gold leaf in his work. The practice itself reflects the influence of gold-detailed religious art and the sacredness of the work produced by Byzantine Empire artists. Despite the fact that both figures in the painting are dressed, the painting was previously perceived as pornographic.

 

The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

Most Beautiful Paintings in the World


The Birth of Venus is so named because of its composition, which depicts the goddess of love landing on the shore of Cyprus, where she is born of sea spray and blown by the waves. The goddess stands on a massive scallop shell, and her purity and beauty are compared to pearls. The painting, which can be seen at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, was most likely created in the 1480s.

Art can be the most accurate reflection of their minds. Paintings are what their minds conjure up. On the basis of their creations, one can completely comprehend an artist. Several paintings are even used as metaphors for photography, filmmaking, and other forms of art. Many of them serve as the foundation for any form of visual art. These paintings are not only beautiful, but also works of art and thought.

 

Leonardo Da Vinci

Born: April 15, 1452, Anchiano, Italy

Died: May 2, 1519, Château du Clos Lucé, Amboise, France

Periods: High Renaissance, Early renaissance, Renaissance, Italian Renaissance, Florentine painting

Height: 1.75 m

Full name: Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci

Education: University of Florence

Siblings: Guglielmo Ser Piero, Violante di Ser Piero da Vinci, MORE

 

Sandro Botticelli

Born: Florence, Italy

Died: May 17, 1510, Florence, Italy

Known for: Painting

Movement: Italian Renaissance

Parents: Mariano di Vanni dei Filipepi, Smeralda Filipepi

Siblings: Giovanni di Vanni Filipepi, Antonio di Vanni Filipepi, Simone di Mariano Filipepi

 

Edvard Munch

Born: December 12, 1863, Ã…dalsbruk, Norway

Died: January 23, 1944, Oslo, Norway

Known for: Painting and graphic artist

Siblings: Johanne Sophie Munch, Inger Marie Munch, Peter Andreas Munch, Laura Catherine Munch

Parents: Laura Catherine Bjølstad, Christian Munch

 

Vincent van Gogh

Born: March 30, 1853, Zundert, Netherlands

Died: July 29, 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise, France

Periods: Realism, Post-Impressionism, Modern art, Impressionism, Japonisme, Cloisonnism, Pointillism, Neo-Impressionism

Education: Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Willem II College, Academy of Fine Arts (Brussels)

Movies: Van Gogh: Painted with Words

Siblings: Theo van Gogh, MORE

Parents: Anna Carbentus van Gogh, Theodorus van Gogh


Michelangelo

Born: March 6, 1475, Caprese Michelangelo, Italy

Died: February 18, 1564, Rome, Italy

Full name: Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

Structures: St. Peter's Basilica, Cappelle Medicee, MORE

Siblings: Giovan Simone Buonarroti Simoni, MORE

Parents: Francesca di Neri del Miniato di Siena, Ludovico di Leonardo Buonarroti Simoni

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