6 most famous paintings in history

Articles Oct 11, 2019 00:01

The most famous paintings of history are characterized by a special beauty and a mystery. They are the masterpieces of painting, the culmination of art and the talent of genius painters around the world.

Among millions of paintings created and expressed in galleries and museums around the world, a very small number transcends time and make history. The most famous paintings are in front of the challenge of time. Let's Break find them again.

Mona Lisa-Leonardo da Vinci

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  For centuries, the audience was captivated by the mysterious Mona Lisa. An important work of the oeuvre of the Italian master Leonardo da Vinci and as a typical example of the High Renaissance painting, the work has been known as one of the most skillful and recognizable works of art.  

Since 1804, the iconic oil painting has been preserved in the Louvre Museum in Paris. Every year, millions of people draw on the picture, waiting for their turn to photograph, a photograph of Leonardo's most famous artwork. Through her charming eyes and mysterious smile, Mona Lisa has fascinated the public since it was first drawn in the early 16th century.  

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The Last Supper – Leonardo da Vinci

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  In 1495, Leonardo da Vinci started what would become one of the most influential artworks in history.  

The Last Supper is the visual explanation of Leonardo on an event recorded in all four Gospel (the book in the New Testament Christianity). The evening before Christ was betrayed by one of his disciples, he gathered them back to eat, telling them that he knew what was coming and washing their feet (a gesture symbolizes all equal under the eyes of the Lord). As they eat and drink together, Christ gave his disciples clear instructions on how to eat and drink in the future, in remembrance of him. It is the first celebration of the Eucharist, a ritual that is still done.  

Specifically, The Last Supper describes the next few seconds in this story after Christ dropped the shell that a disciple would betray him before the sun rises, and both twelve people responded to the news with the level of horror, anger, and various shocks.  

Leonardo did not work on such a big picture and had no experience in the standard mural painting environment of the frescoes. The paintings are made using laboratory pigments directly on dry drywall and unlike frescoes where the pigments are mixed with wet plaster, it does not pass the test of time. Even before it was finished, there were problems with the painting layer flaking out from the wall and Leonardo had to fix it. Over the years, it has fallen, vandalized and restored. Today maybe we are looking at the very least original.

The Creation Of Adam – Michelangelo

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  Michelangelo began painting the creative picture of Adam, beginning in the western half of the ceiling, in Oct. 1511. After a fourteen-month holiday from the painting, he was able to see the first half-bare from the ground and realized his methods had to be changed a bit. As the ceiling of the chapel was over sixty-five feet above the floor, the previous numbers were hardly visible. In this second half, the figures will become higher and the works will be less complicated, making them more visible from the ground. In addition, with his main allies, Pope Julius II, entering into and out of the failed state of health, Michelangelo knew that he would have to work faster to make sure he would be able to complete the frescoes. In fact, the whole scene of God created Adam took less than three weeks to complete.  

Starting with Adam, and working from left to right, Michelangelo created the princess to give life to Adam in a way that did not resemble anything that had been done before.

Starry Night – Vincent van Gogh

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  Drawn by the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh in 1889, Starry Night is one of the most famous paintings in modern culture. The painting is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The painting was the inspiration for the song by Vincent Vincent (also known as the Starry Starry Night) by Don McLean. McLean's song references the painting as well as other paintings by the famous painter.

The Scream – Edvard Munch

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  Munch's The Scream is a symbol of modern art, Mona Lisa for our era. When Leonardo da Vinci evokes a Renaissance ideal of serenity and self-satisfaction, Munch has defined the way we see our own era – being covered with anxiety and uncertainty.  

In essence, The Scream is an autobiography, a work of expression based on the actual experience of Munch on a cry through nature while strolling, after two of his companions, seen in the background, left him. In accord with the fact that the sound must be heard at the moment of his mind in an unusual state, Munch reappears it in a  style that if pushed to extremist can destroy the integrity of the man.  

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The Persistence Of Memory – Salvador Dali

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  With its exotic theme and dreamlike atmosphere, The Persistence of Memory of Salvador Dalí has become a well-known symbol of surreal realism. Drawn in the Dada-inspired movement, the melting clock masterpiece showing the sensitivity defining the experimental and eccentric genre.  

The consistency of memories was drawn in the year 1931, at the height of the surreal movement. During this time, creative artists explored the ideas of self-socialism and self-awareness in their work. This artistic approach to experimentation culminating in a trend on the topic specifically evokes the dream and the cognitive challenge.  

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