Art is always deemed to be the address of soul and mind. Painting is an unprecedented art that through colors, lines, lights and darks delivers telling representation of all matters of life, such as sufferings, happiness, resistance, oppression, etc. In these lines, we offer you a list of the top ten most beautiful paintings.
10 Water Lilies
It is a series of about 250 oil paintings made by French Impressionist Claude Monet. These paintings portray Monet’s own flower garden at Giverny and were the key focus of his artistic creation throughout the last thirty years of his existence. The paintings are displayed at museums across the world.
9 Night Watch
The Night Watch is one of the most well-known paintings by Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn. It describes a city guard moving out, supervised by Captain Frans Banning Cocq as well as his lieutenant, Willem van Ruytenburch. The painting was covered with a dark glaze which gave the wrong impression that it described a night scene, causing to be named as Night Watch. This glaze was removed in the 1940s. The painting is displayed in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
8 The Scream
It is made by the Expressionist artist Edvard Munch in a supposed time of 1910. It shows a shape with an tormented expression against a landscape with a turbulent orange sky. The Scream has been stolen, many times. In 1994, the version in the National Gallery was taken again.
Guernica is one of Pablo Picasso most well-known paintings, it reflects the tragedies of war and the pain it inflicts upon individuals, chiefly blameless civilians. Picasso’s point in painting was having the world’s attention to the violence in the Basque town of Guernica by German bombers, who were encouraging the Nationalist forces of General Franco throughout the Spanish Civil War. Picasso finished the painting in June 1937. It exists in the Museo Reina Sofía, at Madrid.
6 Starry Night
It is painted by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh in 1889. It is one of the most famous paintings in modern culture. The painting belongs to the lasting collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The painting inspired the song “Vincent” by Don McLean.
5 The Persistence Of Memory
It is painted in 1931 by the Spanish artist Salvador Dali. It is deemed to be one of the most identifiable works in art history. This work of art is notorious to make people consider their way of life and their time, and it is believed that this magnificent painting was motivated by Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.
4 Girl With A Pearl Earring
It is regarded to be “the Dutch Mona Lisa” or the “Mona Lisa of the North”, this good-looking painting is done by the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer features, to be called a girl with a pearl earring. Indeed, it was completed in 1665 and is displayed in the Mauritshuis Gallery.
3 Self-Portrait Without Beard
Although Van Gogh offered many portraits of himself, this one is definitely the most celebrated as it is his final self-portrait and one of a small number of portrays that painted him without a beard. He offered it to his mother as a birthday present. The painting is one of the most luxurious paintings of all times, as it costs for $71.5 million when sold in 1998, and belongs now to a private collection.
2 Napoleon Crossing the Alps
It is oil on canvas equestrian portrayal of Napoleon Bonaparte painted by the French artist Jacques-Louis David between 1801 and 1805. It is first ordered by the king of Spain, and it shows a powerfully idealized outlook of the real crossing that Napoleon as well as his army made across the Alps throughout the Great St. Bernard Pass in May 1800.
Indeed, it is a portrait of a woman created by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, which is considered as the most popular and is the most visited, it is also the most parodied work of art in the globe. The painting is thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, Francesco del Giocondo’s wife.