Top 10 Most Famous Paintings in History


Most Famous Paintings in History The most famous painting in the world is Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. Painting is the art and a matter of creativity. Everyone can not do painting in this world only creative minds can. There are a lot of artist in this world and done amazing work. But some artist work is famous in all over the world. They depict the reality in such a way that viewer feels the situation at that moment when it as painted. These paintings displayed in the different museum of the world. There a list of 10 such paintings which leave an impression on the minds of people. These paintings were stolen much time but recovered. These are not most expensive paintings, but these are famous for all paintings. Have a look on the list of Top 10 most famous paintings in history.

10. Birth of Venus

10 Birth of VenusSandro Botticelli created this painting during 1485-87. The painting depicts the goddess, Venus, emerging from the sea with a shell that explains her birth. This picture kept in Uffizi Gallery in Florence. The original location of painting is unknown however some experts thinks its commission to Lorenzo de Medici and the Villa of Castello as the site where the work was originally destined.

9. The Night Watch

9 The Night WatchThe Night Watch is the famous artwork of Rembrandt van Rijn. He painted this painting in 1642. A dark varnish coated in the picture which gives the night impression to the scene. It is the reason it is called Night Watch. The artist is shown in the painting a city guard moving out led by Captain Frans Banning, his lieutenant and other guard’s armed men.It is n display in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

8. Water Lilies

8 Water LiliesWater Lilies is the series of 250 oil paintings by Claude Monet.It is the best artwork of Monet life. He depicts his flower garden in painting at Giverny. This painting displayed in all over the world. This one placed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

7. A Girl with Pearl Earring

7 A Girl with Pearl EarringThis beautiful painting painted by famous Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. Most people considered this painting A Girl with Pearl Earring is the Dutch Mona Lisa or The Mona Lisa of the North. It finished in 1665 and now is the part of Mauritshuis Gallery in the Hague, Netherlands. Very few people know about the artist work. The novel of Chevalier, which describes the circumstances of painting creation got inspiration from a 2003 film with Scarlett Johansson in which Johannes Vermeer’s secretary is wearing the Pearl Earring.

6. Guernica

6 GuernicaA painting which shows the tragedies of war and its inflicts upon individuals particularly on innocent civilian. It was painted by famous artist Pablo Picasso in 1937. It Can be seen in Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain. The purpose of painting was to bring the attention of the world toward the bombing of the Basque town of Guernica by German bombers who fought for the Nationalist forces of General Franco during Spanish Civil War.

5. The Scream

5 The ScreamThe Scream is a series of expressionist painting by Edvard Munch, the Norwegian artist. It is an oil painting made of cardboard. He painted several versions of The Scream, and this one painted in 1893. It was displayed for the public in The National Gallery, Oslo, Norway. Edvard painted the Oslofjord landscape in the background which viewed from Ekeberg hill and showing an agonized figure against blood red sky. This fantastic piece of artistry was stolen in 1994 but recovered soon. Another version of The Scream also stolen from Munch Museum in 2004.

4. The Creation of Adam

4 The Creation of AdamThe Creation of Adam was painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome City Vatican. Michelangelo painted it during 1508- 1512. This painting is the most notable work of the modern era. He painted one scene from the book of Genesis. It is the last stage to be completed in which God creates the first man Adam. It is most seen painting in all over the world and has been the subject of parodies and references.

3. Starry Night

3 Starry NightStarry Night is the most popular image of modern culture. It was painted by Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh in 1889. This artist only sold one painting in his whole life. He painted a village of Saint-Remy under a swirling sky which presents a fantastic view from the Asylum towards the north. Cypress tree enhanced the beauty of the painting. This painting is on display in Modern Art Museum New York since 1941. Don McLean got inspiration from this painting for the song “Vincent” (Starry Starry Night).

2. The Last Supper

2 . The Last SupperThe Last Supper is the painting of famous artist Leonardo da Vinci. He started this painting in 1495 and finished it in 1948. Instead displaying in the museum art is hang on the back wall of a dining hall at Santa Maria Delle Grazie monastery in Millan, Italy. This painting depicts the scene of The Last Supper in which Jesus announced one of his Twelve Apostles would betray him. This theory was the part of the book The Templar Revelation.

1. Mona Lisa

1 Mona LisaMona Lisa is the most famous painting in the world ever. It painted from 1503-1504 by Leonardo da Vinci. He completed this painting in 1519 shortly before him death. It is present nowadays in the Louvre museum in Paris where it is seen by 6 million people every year. He painted this for a member of wealthy family Lisa del Giocondo.  An Italian patriot Vincenzo Peruggia, who is Louvre employee stolen the painting in 1911. He wants to return this painting to Italy. After two years Peruggia was caught when he was selling this painting to the directors of Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

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List of Top 10 Most Famous Paintings in History

Sr No Famous Paintings
1 Mona Lisa Leonardo da Vinci
2 The Last Supper Leonardo da Vinci
3 Starry Night Vincent Van Gogh
4 The Creation of Adam Michelangelo
5 The Scream Edvard Munch
6 Guernica Pablo Picasso
7 A girl with Pearl earring Johannes Vermeer.
8 Water Lilies Claude Monet
9 The Night Watch Rembrandt van Rijn
10 Birth of Venus Sandro Botticelli


I dedicate this article to artistic people who have much zeal and zest for depicts the reality in the picture. These paintings are almost seen every day in the museum. Some of these sold at auction for a much high price.Artist of these famous paintings earns a big name in the world of artistry.