Paintings are not only a piece of art. It also shares a part of the world’s history. As a matter of fact, some of the paintings have become a timeless icon. We gathered some of the paintings that have been a part of the world’s history. They are the following:
#1 – Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci
Mona Lisa is by far the famous painting of Leonardo Da Vinci. It was painted between 1503 and 1517. It is a picture of a smiling lady. Who is the lady? Well, there are various theories about the smiling lady. Some believed that the lady is the wife of the Florentine merchant Francesco di Bartolomeo del Giocondo. Some believed that she is the mother of Leonardo, Caterina, and that he was able to paint the portrait out of his boyhood memories of her. Some believed that the portrait itself is a drag. The portrait of Mona Lisa has become famous around the world that even up to now many people are still talking about it. A museum in Paris, The Louvre Museum assessed the painting and was cost $100 million in 1962. Taking inflation in place, the painting now cost about $700 million.
#2 –Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer
The painting the “Girl with a Pearl Earring” is believed to be his maid. In the painting, the girl is looking over her shoulder locking her eyes with the viewer in such a way that she is establishing an intimate connection. From a technical standpoint, the girl is not actually a portrait, but an example of tronie, which is a Dutch genre. It is a headshot portraying a still life of facial features. The painting is in the museum collection at the Mauritshuis in The Hague.
#3 – The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh
This is the most popular painting of Vincent Van Gogh. He created the Starry Night at the asylum in Saint-Remy in 1889. His painting reflects Vincent’s turbulent state of mind demonstrating the yin and yang of Vincent’s personal demons and awe of nature. The Starry Night presents the night sky’s swirls and orbs as he majestically used his paint brush to express his creativity. Most of Vincent Van Gogh’s work is assessed at $80 million. His painting, The Starry Night is assessed at $100 million.
#4 – The Kiss by Gustav Klimt
Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss painting portrays an intimacy, a combination of Symbolism and Vienna Jugenstil, the Austrian’s variant of Art Nouveau. His subject is a mythical figure presented in a modern way by luxuriant surfaces of up to the moment graphic motifs. Klimt’s career was on the downswing when he painted The Kiss but it turned out to be his most popular painting.
#5 – The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch
The artist believes that God and Devil and Heaven and Hell are real. The left part of the painting shows Christ presenting Eve to Adam. The right side of the painting features hell, but the center isn’t really clear if it depicts heaven.