5 Most Famous Paintings of All Time

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Amongst millions of paintings that are created all over the world, only a very few of them transcended time and made history. A select group of paintings will leave an impression in the minds of people in the centuries to come.

This universe is full of art and inspiration but only a few can pick and illustrate their thoughts and visions into exceptional masterpiece paintings. Below is the small list of the most famous paintings of all time which can never be forgotten even after ages.

Mona Lisa – Leonardo da Vinci.

The half-length portrait of Mona Lisa (also named as La Gioconda), the wife of Francesco del Gioconda was painted by the great Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci. It is one of the most estimable paintings in the world that is owned by the government of France and is on a permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

The Last Supper – Leonardo da Vinci.

One more masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci. It is the most admired, studied and reproduced painting that portrays The Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples in Jerusalem, the night before his crucifixion. This mural painting is housed by the Convent of Santa Maria Delle Grazie in Milan, Italy.

The Creation Of Adam – Michelangelo.

This fresco painting forms as a part of the Sistine Chapel’s (official residence of the pope in Vatican City) ceiling, created by Michelangelo. It exemplifies the Biblical creation narrative (Book of Genesis) where the God gives life to the first man, Adam. In this painting, God is depicted as a white-bearded man in a swirling cloak and Adam is completely nude.

The Starry Night – Vincent van Gogh.

The Starry Night is regarded as one of the finest works of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. The basis of this painting is the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. This oil on canvas painting is displayed as a permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

The Persistence Of Memory – Salvador Dali.

The Persistence of Memory was painted by the Spanish artist Salvador Dali in the year 1931. It is included in the collection of the  Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The painting suggests that Dali tried to incorporate the idea of Albert Einstein’s theory of special relativity. The painting sometimes referred by descriptive titles – Melting Clocks or The Soft watches.