5 most famous paintings in the world

 5 most famous paintings in the world

1. 'Mona Lisa'

Artist: Leonardo da Vinci

Estimated date: year 1503 to year 1519

Where to watch it: The Louvre Museum (Paris)

It should come as no surprise that the most popular painting in the world is that mysterious woman with the enigmatic smile. But that's one of the few assurance about this work of art.

The supervisor in the painting is thought to be Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Florence trader Francesco del Giocondo, but experts aren't sure. It did represent an revolution in art -- the painting is the earliest recognized Italian portrait to focus so closely on the sitter in a half-length portrait, as per to the Louvre, where it was first installed in 1804.

2. 'The Last Supper'

Artist: a Leonardo da Vinci

Estimated date: year 1495 to year 1498

Where to watch it: Santa Maria delle Grazie (Milan, Italy)

Leonardo, the original "Renaissance Man," is the only artist to show on this list twice.

Painted in an era when religious imagery was still a impressive artistic theme, "The Last Supper" depicts the last time Jesus broke bread with his followers before his crucifixion.

The painting is indeed a huge fresco -- 4.6 meters (15 feet) high and 8.8 meters (28.9 feet) wide, which creates for a memorable viewing.

ટ્વિનિંગ કાર્યક્રમ આયોજન અને ગ્રાન્ટ બાબત પરિપત્ર

3. 'The Starry Night'

Artist: a Vincent van Gogh

Date: year 1889

Where to watch it: Museum of Modern Art (New York City)

The comparatively abstract painting is the signature example of van Gogh's creative and bold use of thick brushstrokes. The painting's striking blues and yellows and the dreamy, swirling climate have intrigued art lovers for decades.

4. 'The Scream'

Artist: a Edvard Munch

Date: year 1893

Where to watch it: National Museum (Oslo, Norway -- opening in 2020) and Munch Museum (Oslo -- through May 2020)

First things first -- "The Scream" is not a single work of the art. As per to a British Museum's blog, there are 2 paintings, 2 pastels and then an unspecified number of prints. The paintings remain in the National Museum and the Munch Museum, and in 2012, one of the pastels sold for almost $120 million at an auction.

Much such as the case of "Mona Lisa," daring thefts (1994 and 2004) of the 2 painting versions of "The Scream" helped elevate the public's awareness of the artworks. (Both were finally found).

5. 'Guernica'

Artist: a Pablo Picasso

Date: year 1937

Where to watch it: Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid)

This is the most current painting on this list, and it depicts the German aerial bombing of the town of Guernica in the Basque region while the Spanish Civil War.

The painting has that distinctive Picasso style, and its unflinching examination of the horrors of war created it an necessary part of 20th century culture and history.

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