4 Famous Painting Artwork That You Should Know About

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Painting has always been part of human civilization since prehistoric times. It is estimated to begin nearly 40,000 years back when humans use charcoals to paint caves’ walls. With the rise of modern photography and the digital world, popularity has decreased, but some classics still amaze us with their beauty and timelessness. 

Why Is Famous Painting Artwork Really Famous?

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Don’t you think there is something in these artworks that they have passed the test of time and continue to keep humans in awe. Neuroaesthetics suggest that such paintings directly impact our emotional center or evokes a sense of curiosity that might explain this.No one knows a concrete answer yet. However, Paul Cezanne, a famous artist, also believes that emotion is the core of art. He said emotion is the starting and beginning of art when craftsmanship and technique lie somewhere in the middle.

1.Mona Lisa

This is probably the most famous painting artwork by Leonardo Da Vinci(April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519, of Italy. It was painted in the 15th century. It is currently in Louvre Museum, Paris. The painting demonstrates the Renaissance art movement, and subjects are figurative, portrait, and ordinary people. Various theories exist to explain the lady’s identity in the painting, but there is no proof. Some also describe her to be the mother of the artist. Another interesting thing is the mysterious smile of the Mona Lisa has puzzled people for centuries.

2.The Starry Night

This famous painting artwork by a Dutch artist has a dark history. Vincer Van Gogh, an artist of this painting, committed suicide in 1889 in the asylum in Saint-Rémy. He was only 37 years old (March 30, 1853 – July 29, 1890). This painting is of the Post-Impressionism art movement, and subjects are Astronomy, space, and stars. The view from his window inspires the abstract painting. It seems to showcase the turbulent state of mind at the time.

3.The Girl With The Pearl Earring

The painting from 17 to century looks so real that it is debatable that it might be photographed from camera obscura, a photographic device of that time. A Duct national Johannes Vermeer(Johannes Vermeer) is the artist. Today you can see the painting in Mauritshuis (The Hague, Netherlands).

4.The Scream

The famous artwork painted by Norwegian artist: Edvard Munch(December 12, 1863 – January 23, 1944) in the 19th century is one of the most iconic images ever created. It is an abstract painting inspired by a view of the setting sun. The painting is a symbol of anxiety and fear.


No matter how old or new, we humans have always loved paintings. But only a few are loved globally for generations. The painting has not been precisely numbered which one is most famous or least famous. They occupy hearts depending upon individual taste, culture, and place.

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