Ten World Famous Paintings That Have Been Greatly Admired in Art History

Famous artists have been successful in creating famous artwork paintings. Canvas oil paintings make the most popular form of the most famous Oil paintings. Famous Oil Paintings are of various styles. These include famous landscape paintings, famous still life paintings, famous fruit paintings, famous seascape paintings, famous contemporary paintings.

Famous artists paintings have earned worldwide recognition in different periods of times. Famous painters paintings truly an asset for fine arts. There have been a great number of famous painters in different parts of the world in different periods of times. These include Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Leonardo Da Vinci, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse,Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso,Pierre Auguste Renoir,Henri Rousseau,Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec,Vincent Van Gogh,Andy Warhol.

Irises by Vincent Van Gogh

10. Irises by Vincent Van Gogh

This painting was painted by Vincent van Gogh in 1889 in France. It was the most expensive and famous painting of its time. Vincent Van Gogh painted this while he was in an asylum in the last year before his death. He used to call this painting as “the lightning conductor for my illness” because he thought that he could keep himself from going insane, by continuing painting. He considered this painting to be a study but his brother quickly submitted it to the annual exhibition of the Societe des Artistes Independents in September 1889.

Dora Maar au Chat by Pablo Picasso

9. Dora Maar au Chat by Pablo Picasso

This painting was painted in 1941 by Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar is Pablo Picasso’s lover. This picture has his lover seated on a chair with a small cat perched on her shoulders. Their relationship lasted ten years during the 1930s and 1940s and this picture is an unflattering depiction of his mistress.

Portrait of Joseph Roulin by Vincent van Gogh

8. Portrait of Joseph Roulin by Vincent van Gogh

This painting is from the series of paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, called “The Roulin Family” and it was painted in 1889, Van Gogh loved to paint portraits, and Joseph Roulin was among the supporting friends of Van Gogh and so Van Gogh painted his portrait.

Nude, Green Leaves and Bust by Pablo Picasso

7. Nude, Green Leaves and Bust by Pablo Picasso

This was painted in 1932 by Pablo Picasso which features his mistress Marie-Therese Walter. The picture is currently on show at Tate Modern in London. This painting is among the series of portraits that Picasso painted of his mistresses and Marie-Therese Walter was not only her mistress but also her muse. The painting was publically displayed in 1961 and was commemorated on Picasso’s 80th Birthday.

Garcon a la Pipe by Pablo Picasso

6. Garcon a la Pipe by Pablo Picasso

This masterpiece is again a creation of Pablo Picasso, he painted it when he was 24 years old in 1905 and this painting depicts a Parisian boy who is wearing a garland of wreath flowers and holding a pipe in his hands.

Bal du Moulin de la Galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

5. Bal du Moulin de la Galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

This is among the best masterpieces of the world featuring a dance at Le Moulin de la Galette. In the 19th century, the working class Parisians dressed up and spent time dancing, drinking and eating galettes in the evening.

Portrait of Dr. Gachet by Vincent van Gogh

4. Portrait of Dr. Gachet by Vincent van Gogh

During the final months of Vincent van Gogh, Dr. Gachet was the one who took care of him and so Vincent van Gogh painted his portrait while staying at the Doctor’s place. It was put to auction in 1990 and is currently in Christie’s New York.

Portrait of Adele Bloch- Bauer I by Gustav Klim

3. Portrait of Adele Bloch- Bauer I by Gustav Klim

It was completed in 1907. It took 3 years for Gustav Klimt to complete this picture and was painted in Vienna and was commissioned by Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer. It was confiscated by the Nazi Germany when the Nazis occupied it.

Woman III by Willem de Kooning

2. Woman III by Willem de Kooning

Woman III by Willem de Kooning was completed in 2 years i.e. 1951 to 1953. It was firstly a part of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art collection and in 1979 after the revolution, it was put to display. In 1994 it was first traded and then later in 2006 it was again sold.

No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock

1. No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock

This abstract piece of art was painted by Jackson Pollock who is an abstract expressionist. The painting is like a nest shaped appearance and has the brown and yellow paint on top. It was first a part of the Museum of Modern Art and was owned by Samuel Irving.

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