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The most famous painting in the world is the main attraction of the Louvre museum in Paris, where it is seen by six million people every year! Leonardo da Vinci.painted it from the year 1503 or 1504 till shortly before he died in 1519.The Mona Lisa demonstrates this aspect of his treatise perfectly in that La Giaconda is dressed in a coloured shift, loosely pleated at the neck, instead of the tight clothes that were then popular.
The Birth of Venus is a painting by Sandro Botticelli generally thought to have been made in the mid 1480s.The most striking part of this simple painting is the beautiful face of Goddess Venus and her shy posture.It is currently housed in Florence’s Uffizi Gallery.
Dogs Playing Poker refers collectively to an 1894 painting, a series of sixteen oil paintings, and a 1910 painting by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge.Perhaps the most famous of Coolidge’s paintings, it depicts seven dogs sitting around a table playing poker in the wee morning hours. It derives its name from the bulldog handing an ace under the table to his friend. With that additional ace, the dog with his back to the viewer will have four aces.
This world famous painting is not shown in a museum, but rather covers the back wall of the dining hall at Santa Maria delle Grazie monastery in Milan, Italy. It was painted by the most famous artist of all time, Leonardo da Vinci in the late 15th-century. The painting depicts the scene of The Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples.
Often criticised for his history paintings, David was however unanimously praised for his portraits. This painting is created May 1800.This portrait shows Juliette Recamier sitting on a style sofa in a simple dress with bare arms. This painting steeped in neoclassical fashion is now located at Louvre in France.
Located on the ceiling of The Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, Rome. The Creation of Adam is a fresco painting by Michelangelo, which forms part of the Sistine Chapels ceiling, painted c. 1508–1512.
Manet has recreated the The Venus of Urbino by Titan.Manet became infamous for painting the face of a prostitute. Although gentleman at the time visited courtesans quite frequently, they did not think it appropriate for someone to explicitly portray it. The practice in that era was to depict historical, mythical or biblical themes, Manet, however, showcased a supposedly lowly scene despite being of a high class.
Girl with a Pearl Earring, or the “Mona Lisa of the North,” is painted by the 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. A deceptively simple portrait, Girl with a Pearl Earring, is enigmatic. No name is given and all the audience sees is a girl, who is a pearl earring, starring back. Speculation around the girl’s identity ranges from being Vermeer’s mistress to one of his 15 children. The girl’s hair is tied back in a blue band contrasting with the gold of her dress and is offset by the dark background, giving the painting its luminosity. Her mouth is open as though she is about to ask a question, but what is she thinking? The painting is a tronie rather than a portrait, depicting the subject’s head dressed in its eastern turban.
The painting from 1857 illustrates Millet’s favorite topic: peasant life. The Gleaners is a culmination of ten years of research on the work of gleaners, the incarnation of the working class in the French countryside. They were allowed to go in the fields before sunrise and quickly collect the ears of corn missed by the harvesters during the day. Again, it is a revolutionary work, as it is centered on peasants, which was inconceivable at the time.
The Massacre of the Innocents is the subject of two paintings by Peter Paul Rubens depicting the episode of the biblical Massacre of the Innocents of Bethlehem, as related in the Gospel of Matthew.
One of the greatest portrait paintings of the 17th century Dutch Baroque era, The Night Watch was executed by Rembrandt at the height of his career in Amsterdam.Originally called The Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch, it is a group portrait of a militia company, commissioned and paid for by the members concerned, and was intended for the Great Room of the Kloveniersdoelen (the Musketeers Assembly Hall).It was given its popular but misleading title in the late 18th-century, based on the false assumption that it depicted a nocturnal scene.
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