Top 10 Most Famous Paintings Of The World

There are many ways by which we can deliver a certain message. Some of us may use sound to express something. Others may use the written word. However, there are genius people who can employ pictures and use images and colours as an expressive way to express certain feelings or thoughts. Painting is one of many aesthetics. The painter can represent the beauty of nature around him using the brush among other tools. There are many people who want to show us their brilliance and technical skills. There are many examples such as Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet and Edvard Munch who shaped our minds. They inspired us with great works of art that occupied many people with study and research. Here are the top ten paintings in the world that attracted and inspired many people. They depict many aspects and concepts in our world. Some of them explain the beauty of nature while others highlights dark areas.

10Water Lilies

It is a painting by Claude Monet. This painting shows a pond. There are water lilies on the surface of this pond and light reflection. This painting shows how beautiful the nature is. It continues to inspire people all over the world.

Water Lilies by Claude Monet

9The Night Watch

It is a painting by Rembrandt van Rijn which was painted in 1642. It is also called “The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch”. It is about militia company. It was a source of inspiration for many musical works such as Ayreon’s “The Shooting Company of Captain Frans B. Cocq”


8The Scream

It is a painting by Edvard Munch that was launched in 1893. It used bright and exaggerated colors. This painting describes an existential personal crisis. It depicts a man who is in a state of misery and isolation while his two friends do not care about him.


7Girl with a Pearl Earring

This wonderful painting was created by Johannes Vermeer. As the name shows, it focuses on a pearl earring. At first, it was called Girl with a Turban. In the 20th century, this name was changed. It is believed that this girl is Johannes Vermeer’s daughter. It reflects his appreciation of the role that women played in his life.

Girl with a Pearl Earring, oil on canvas, 1665.

6 Guernica

It is one of the most famous works of Pablo Picasso. It shows how horrendous wars can be. It depicts the misery and suffering of innocent civilian people who did not commit anything wrong. It shows Spanish Civil War and its horrible effect on the town Guernica.


5 The Creation of Adam

It tells the Biblical creation narrative. It depicts God on the right and Adam on the left. There are also wingless angels. There is a girl placed under the arm. It is believed that this woman is Eve. In this painting, God is depicted as an old man with grey hair.

the creation of adam

4 The Last Supper

Duke of Milan, Ludovico Sforza, ordered Leonardo da Vinci to paint the scene of Jesus and the Apostles at the Last Supper. Jesus invites his followers to have supper to declare for them that one of them will betray him and that this evening will be the last one for him.

the last supper

3 Starry Night

It is one of the famous landscape paintings by Vincent Van Gogh.We can observe the contrast between the quiet village and the sky that is full of movement and energy. There is also a tree that looks like a flame. The light of the stars in the sky is a symbol of hope.


2 Mona Lisa

Leonardo da Vinci took four years to produce this painting which is considered the famous painting all over the world. The popularity of this painting arises from its mysterious smile and unknown identity. The King of France paid four thousand gold crowns for this painting.


1 Impression Sunrise

By this painting, the French artist Claude Monet gave birth to Impressionist movement. This movement does not care much about the details. It depicts the harbor of LeHavre, in France. One interesting about this painting is that despite the bright colour of the sun, it will disappear if its color was removed.

MONET impression sunrise 1872

Painters can use the brush to paint something that is full of life, energy, thoughts and feelings. These are colours that will nourish our soul.

Mia Johnson

Meet Mia Johnson, a seasoned artist with over 20 years of experience in the art industry. Mia has dedicated her career to following, checking, and critiquing the works of other artists, helping them to hone their craft and reach their full potential. Her passion for art began at a young age, and she went on to study fine arts at the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After graduation, Mia worked as a gallery assistant, where she gained valuable experience in the art world and developed a keen eye for spotting emerging talent. She went on to become an art critic for several major publications, including Artforum and Art in America, and has written extensively on contemporary art and culture. Mia is also a sought-after speaker and lecturer, and has given talks at museums, galleries, and universities around the world. In her free time, Mia enjoys painting, drawing, and exploring new art forms and techniques. She is passionate about helping artists of all levels to achieve their goals and reach their full potential, and is always on the lookout for new talent to discover and promote.
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