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Top Ten Most Famous Paintings of the World


1. Mona Lisa: By Leonardo Da Vinci

Painted during the renaissance period, This painting represents Vinci's idea of beauty and inner self. It hangs in the Louvre in Paris.
1. Mona Lisa: By Leonardo Da Vinci
1. Mona Lisa: By Leonardo Da Vinci

2. Starry Night: By Vincent Van Gogh.

It represents the village of Saint Remy and represents the artist's outlook on the world. It is now a part of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
2. Starry Night: By Vincent Van Gogh.
2. Starry Night: By Vincent Van Gogh.

3.Luncheon of the boating party: By Pierre Auguste Renoir

This painting depicts the joy of the middle class families of 19th century France and shows them relaxing on a balcony along the Siene river in France.
3.Luncheon of the boating party: By Pierre Auguste Renoir
3.Luncheon of the boating party: By Pierre Auguste Renoir

4. The Last Supper: By Leonardo Da Vinci

This 15th century mural painting depicts the scene of Jesus at the last supper where he announces that one his 12 Apostles would betray him.
4. The Last Supper: By Leonardo Da Vinci
4. The Last Supper: By Leonardo Da Vinci

5. The Creation of Adam: By Michelangelo

This is painted on the ceiling of the chapel of Vatican and depicts nine scenes from the book of Genesis. It represents the scene where god creates the first man born, Adam.

Partial Photo of  The Creation of Adam: By Michelangelo
Partial Photo of The Creation of Adam: By Michelangelo

6. The Dream: By Pablo Picasso

Also known as Le Reve in French, this painting represents Picasso's 24 year old Mistress Marie Walter and was painted in 1931 during the period of cubism.
6. The Dream: By Pablo Picasso
6. The Dream: By Pablo Picasso

7. Guernica: By Pablo Picasso

Represents the tragedies of war and how people suffered during the bombing of the Basque town of Guernica by German bombers during the Spanish civil war.
7. Guernica: By Pablo Picasso
7. Guernica: By Pablo Picasso

8. The Scream: By Edward Munich

It is an expressionist painting, originally called the cry. It shows a figure standing against the red skies of Oslofjord in Norway. The Munch museum has one version of the painting, amongst several others.
8. The Scream: By Edward Munich
8. The Scream: By Edward Munich

9. Birth of Venus: By Sandro Botticelli

It represents Aphrodite or goddess Venus emerging from a sea upon a shell, and shows her birth. It is located in the Uffizi gallery in Florence.

Partial Photo of  The Birth of Venus: By Sandro Botticelli
Partial Photo of The Birth of Venus: By Sandro Botticelli

10.Girl with a pearl earring: by Johannes Vermeer

It is also known as the "Dutch Mona Lisa" and represents the portrait of a girl before her wedding and focuses on her pearl earring.
10.Girl with a pearl earring: by Johannes Vermeer
10.Girl with a pearl earring: by Johannes Vermeer

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