You've probably seen what the so-called experts say the most famous paintings in the world are---but the only one they agree on (in order) is the Mona Lisa by Da Vinci. As a painter myself--If you are not going by the sale price paid--it is a matter of individual taste. I don't agree that the Mona Lisa is number one. I have always loved Michelangelo's work far more--and even Leonardo himself felt that he was a better artist. However, the "experts" do all list Van Gogh ( Starry Night ), Vermeer ( Girl With the Pearl Earring), Monet ( His Garden painting or his Water Lillies), Picasso (Guernica ), Renoir (Luncheon at the Boating Party), also on the list is Rembrandt ( Night Watch), Botticelli (Birth of Venus), other great artists included are Dali, Goya, Cezanne, Gainsborough, Kanagawa-(his wave painting), and Rubens, Munch(The Scream)and other more modern artists like Georgia O'Keefe--so your guess is as good as mine. The great thing about good art is--there is something beautiful or expressive for all of us to enjoy.
sdl or by waves of reproduction are commonly found on the net. Check out Net Zero or Price is the Sum of mangaging priniciples of production. It is commonly erred that the paintings need to be reproduced in order to be famous. EEEEH! the best paintings come from the heart of a bleeding man, most likely the worst of the best make it to the top of the list..... I love a Starry Night in the world's Black and White answer. God is great to a woman.
Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci
Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh
The Kiss by Gustav Klimt
Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre Auguste Renoir
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Jan Vermeer
Cafe Terrace at Night
Corner of the Garden at Montgeron by Claude Monet
The Dream by Pablo Picasso
The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali
From the Lake by Georgia O' Keeffe
I'm not really an expert. This is pure speculation on my part based on paintings I recognized even before I began to seriously study art history. In no particular order:
The Mona Lisa - Leonardo Da Vinci
Girl With a Pearl Earring - Johannes Vermeer
The Lady of Shalott - John William Waterhouse
Starry Night - Vincent Van Gogh
The Scream - Edvard Munch
The Birth of Venus - Botticelli
The Last Judgement - Michelangelo (OK, this is a fresco and not a canvas painting, but let's no split hairs!)
The Creation of Adam - Michelangelo (Same comment as above. Both are part of the Sistine Chapel ceiling. But most people consider them separate works.)
Luncheon of the Boating Party - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
1865 portrait of Empress Elisabeth of Austria - Franz Xaver Winterhalter
by Alastar Packer3 years ago
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by rob_allen6 years ago
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by Norah Casey7 years ago
What techniques did da Vinci employ to make the Mona Lisa a classic yet semi-ambiguous portrait?
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