by Doha Sam
The famous paintings of the world have been a source of inspiration for many artists specifically and in general for most of the people who even has a little interest in art. They serve as the source of development of and culture and history.
One of the most famous paintings of the olden times is at Grotte Chauvet which is in France. It is claimed to be about 32,000 years old. This painting is engraved and is painted with red ochre and black pigment. These paintings show horses, rhinoceros, lions, buffaloes, mammoth or humans.
Other than this a lot of paintings from prehistoric times have also been discovered in many parts of the world. We can also find many of the examples of cave paintings from all over the world such as France, India, China, Portugal and Australia etc. A lot of people had made different inferences depicting the meanings of the paintings had to those people who made them. Nearly, 30,000 years old a painting in a cave is discovered recently in 1969 on the rock face near Twyfelfontein in Namibia. Then some other paintings from the regions of Southwest France and Northern Spain are discovered some treasure paintings. They are about 150 in number and may be the most unique painting considered is the painting in Chauvet cave that is very recently discovered in 1194.
Apart from the paintings from the prehistoric times, the record famous painting of the current times is the work of Da Vinci. The painting of Mona Lisa is in itself a remarkable work by him and is the most famous piece in art history. The painting is currently in custody of French government and is hung in Louvre in Paris. The painting shows a woman looking out which is generally described as an enigmatic style.
The famous artists of the world such as Van Gogh, Picasso, Vermeer, Renoir, Da Vinci, and Monet has done an incredible work that makes a lot of people mesmerized. The painting that takes the second position is Starry night by Vincent Van Gogh which is a classic painting that invokes emotions from the stillness of the church steeple to the wild usage of colors for the late night sky.
The kiss by Gustav Klimt takes the third stand painted in 1907 depicting a couple surrounded by gold blanket and ornaments sharing the moment of sheer passion. Then there is Luncheon of the Boating by Pierre Auguste Renoir depicting a group of friends relaxing on the balcony along the Seine River.
Others include the work of Jan Vermeer named as a Girl with a pearl. The sixth famous painting is done by Vincent Van Gogh named Caf Terrace. The style has become unique with the usage of warm colors. Then comes the Corner of the Garden By Claude Monet created in 1877 and is drawn at the corner of the garden and has captured the ever changing nature of light and color. The dream by Pablo Picasso is a depiction of modern art.
The Lake by Georgia O Keeffe stands at ninth position in the top famous paintings drawn by her when she spent her days at Lake George in the early 1900s. The painting describes the gentle waves and ripples of the lake in its own unique way which captures the attention of many people.
Another painting that grabs the attentions of many people is the painting of Salvador Dali known as the persistence of memory. It was made in 1931 and one can find it displayed in the museum of Modern Art in New York City. In this piece, the artist introduced the melting pocket watches.
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