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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.