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Top 5 paintings of the world

Updated on December 30, 2014

Best 5 paintings of the world

Paintings are windows that opens and shows different life. There are some extraordinary paintings in the world. Here comes the top 5 paintings of the world ever made.You may have different opinion about the list. Please comment your opinion so that people know more about world class paintings.

Which one is the best paintings ever created in this universe? Which is the most expensive paintings of the world? Who is your favorite artist? Do you know any interesting facts about world famous paintings? It is said that Monalisa holds the highest insurance value as a paintings.

There are many types of paintings - water based paintings, oil paintings, Salvador dali paintings, and many more. It would be a hard task to pick something best from the lot. Each category has its own importance and features. Opportunity is something that every artists carve for and most of them failure to catch the world. Now we value some artists because they got opportunities. So it is our duty to find and encourage fresh talents and give them enough opportunities to highlight their talent.

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1. Mona Lisa - Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci, the greatest artist ever born, portrayed the world famous painting Mona Lisa. The painting is showed at Musee du Louvre in Paris. Monalisa is an oil painting believed to be finished between 1503-1519.The facial expression of Monalisa is the highlight of the painting. The debate is still going on whether Monalisa is laughing or not. . It is one of the best creations in the world and best work of Leonardo Da Vinci.

The masterpiece ever

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2. Last Judgement - Michelangelo

Last Judgement is a historical painting exhibited in the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City.It is one of the massive paintings of the world and Last Judgement is a fresco type painting. Michelangelo worked four complete years to finish this extraordinary painting. Very interesting mathematics can be noticed in Last Judgement and this painting replaced the traditional pattern and brought a new style in painting.


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3. The School of Athens - Raphael

The Italian artist Raphael was behind the great portrait of The School of Athens. You need to reach Apostolic Palace, Vatican City to enjoy this amazing painting. The painting shows great philosophers of that age including Aristotle and Plato. You can also see an impression of cartoon in this great work. The School of Athens is a new beginning and it provided great lessons for artists all over the world

School of Athens

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4. The Kiss (Gustav Klimt)

Gustav Klimt is the father of the world famous painting The Kiss. It is a romantic painting in which a couple shares a kiss in the bronze background. Glorious gold shades make this painting one of the best in the world. This painting was in sensation as it connected with sex. This beautiful painting is now housed at the Ãsterreichische Galerie Belvedere museum in Vienna, Austria.

5. Sacred and Profane Love- Titian

Sacred and Profane Love is exhibited in Galleria Borghese, Rome and this painting was severely criticized once for its nudity. Critics of the view that well dressed lady in the picture stands for profane love and the other one is for sacred love.

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      mytone 5 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: thank u janis...

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      You picked some great paintings.

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      I like your choices!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Very good selections here. :)