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Top Ten Most Famous Paintings of the World

Updated on January 15, 2012

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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      lisa.bom 5 years ago

      I love looking at art and wondering what the artist was really thinking. The Mona Lisa has always been my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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      holdmycoffee 5 years ago

      Absolutely beautiful paintings. I wish your hub had more information about paintings and artists, so it would be not just a visual experience, but also educational.

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      Sanoma9618 5 years ago

      Glad to have served you. Thanks for the insight as well. Looking forward to making a well suited topic for artists as well. I appreciate your comments. Nice View Points!

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      Kris Heeter 5 years ago from Indiana

      Thanks for sharing these. I wasn't familiar with a few of them so now I feel like I've had some art education!

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      aqeel 4 years ago

      Ameging and very nice painting I praud of artist I like it

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      shalett joseph 4 years ago

      appreciable!!!

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      misba 4 years ago

      this painting are so beeautifull and real

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      ash. . . . 4 years ago

      evergreen paintings.i shud nt pres diz in wordzzzzz. . .

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      abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 4 years ago

      amazing paintings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      but needs more infomatin.

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      Wyatt 4 years ago

      I luv the scream

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Who could ever tire of viewing these? I am not certain about which is my most favorite bat it could be Van Gogh's Starry Night. I must have been under a rock but I do not think I have ever seen the Birth of Venus...it is gorgeous and I am familiar with Botticelli's works. Well now I have seen it and am thinking it is on my top five list.

      thanks for sharing these lovelies with us.

      Sending Angels to you ps

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      jaidev mor 4 years ago

      So beautiful all panting...i like it .

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      Anshu 4 years ago

      IT Panting are mostbeautiful and lovely

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      KUSHAGRA 3 years ago

      Most beautiful thing in the World !!!!!!!!!!

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