It is always interesting to see the best paintings and sculptures. These remind us the glorious times of ancient kings and khalifas. The paintings also are a reminder of the painters who invented them and gave them a wonderful look. Let us take a look at the top 10 most famous paintings in the world.
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- 10. The Creation of Adam, Michelangelo
- 9. Starry Night, Vincent van Gogh
- 8. The Scream, Edvard Munch
- 7. American Gothic, Grant Wood
- 6. Guernica, Pablo Picasso
- 5. Girl with a Pearl Earring, Johannes Vermeer
- 4. The Passion of Dance, Richard Young
- 3. The Persistence of Memory, Salvador Dali
- 2. The Night Watch, Rembrandt van Rijn
- 1. Self-Portrait without Beard, Vincent van Gogh
10. The Creation of Adam, Michelangelo
This painting is present in the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, Rome. It is a creation of Michelangelo. He created this marvelous piece of beauty in between 1508 and 1512. Its name has also been taken as the most marvelous ceiling of the chapel as well as paintings spread all around the ceiling.
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9. Starry Night, Vincent van Gogh
Starry Night is a presentation of the famous Dutch artist, Vincent van Gogh. He created it in 1889. This painting reflects the marvelous beauty of ancient plus modern cultures in an excellent way. It is kept in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
8. The Scream, Edvard Munch
The Scream is a beautiful painting of Edvard Munch. He was a well known painter of Norway and originated this piece in 1893. This painting has three distinctive pastels and is reflecting the glory of ancient times.
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7. American Gothic, Grant Wood
American Gothic was created by Grant Wood and has been an inspiration of the American concepts about the American Gothic House. The artist has created it in a distinctive style and is one of the best paintings of 20th century.
6. Guernica, Pablo Picasso
The Guernica is an excellent painting of Pablo Picasso. He created it during 20th century and it is reflecting the inhuman bombings of ancient times. The painter used about 3.5 x 7.8 meters oil-on-canvas, and a mixture of elements like bull, horse and a dead child, with light bulb. Overall it is a beautiful and gorgeous painting.
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5. Girl with a Pearl Earring, Johannes Vermeer
It is known as the marvelous piece of Johannes Vermeer. This beautiful painting is a reflection of Dutch Mona Lisa, the girl having pearl earrings. This painting was created in 1665 and is kept in the Mauritshuis Gallery in Hague, Netherlands.
4. The Passion of Dance, Richard Young
It is a creation of Richard Young and is showing a girl dancing with passion. The name of the painting was given as per its theme and has beautiful and eye-catching color combinations.
3. The Persistence of Memory, Salvador Dali
This was painted in 1931 by the Spanish artist Salvador Dali. We can certainly name it one of the best and most recognized paintings of ancient times. It has a contrast of beautiful and eye-catching colors and had been an inspiration of Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.
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2. The Night Watch, Rembrandt van Rijn
The Night Watch is a creation of Rembrandt van Rijn. It was painted in 1642, and is one of the best artworks of Rembrandt. It is kept in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
1. Self-Portrait without Beard, Vincent van Gogh
This is a self-portrait having no beard. It is a presentation of Vincent van Gogh and this painting was sold for over USD70 million during 1998. It is one of the most expensive paintings in the world.