5 Most Famous Painting Portraits Of All Time

Famous Painting Portraits

Portraits have a fan base of their own. And, if you are in any way like me, you must be fascinated by the ones created by various artists over the years. Today we will take a brief look at some of the most famous painting portraits ever created. Well, no brownie point for guessing that this list is far from being complete; however, those mentioned here certainly set a landmark in the world of art. 

Famous Painting Portraits And Their Creators 

Now, without further ado, let’s check out some of the finest portrait artworks ever created. These remain among the most beautiful paintings to this day! 

Mona Lisa 

The portrait named Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, a Renaissance artist, is considered among the world’s most well-known paintings. It has been referred to as the most visited, most written about, most discussed, and even most parodied work of art globally. And, if you happen to delve a little deeper, you will be astounded by the tales, mysteries, and theories surrounding the most famous painting in the world. It is believed that the picture is that of Lisa Gherardini, though questions remain about the correctness of this assumption. Mona Lisa remains the most enigmatic among all the portraits ever created, yet shrouded in an eternal mystery. 


Shakespeare Famous Painting Portraits
Shakespeare Famous Painting Portraits

The Chandos portrait is exceptionally well-known, though many might not know it by that name. It is considered as the portrait of William Shakespeare. However, there is no confirmed record on who painted it. The name comes from the Dukes of Chandos, who were the former owners of the painting. This painting has been extensively used as a picture of the writer over the years.

Van Gogh Self-Portraits

Famous Painting Portraits Of Van Gogh
Famous Painting Portraits Of Van Gogh

Van Gogh is an extremely well-known and highly acclaimed post-impressionist Dutch painter. While there are numerous artworks by him that remain extremely popular, the artist has created quite a few self-portraits that are of equal popularity. One of his self-portraits depicts an injured ear that has sparked numerous assumptions as well. Nevertheless, the portraits remain some of the most remarkable pieces of art. 

Le Rêve

The portrait by Pablo Picasso remains at the top of his creations in his entire lifetime. It is that of his French mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter. While there remain other portraits by the painter, this particular one is arguably the best among them. The picture has a bright sunny tone and depicts the muse as a blonde. 

Girl With A Pearl Earring 

A list of the most famous painting portraits will remain incomplete without mentioning “Girl with a pearl earring”. This portrait by Johannes Vermeer is counted among the finest works by the artist. What sets this portrait apart is the brilliant use of light and shadow to enhance the pearl’s shine. The beauty of the picture is such that it is often referred to as the Mona Lisa of the North.  

The world of art has numerous such paintings. And, without a doubt, it can be said that each one carries something special within itself. While this is nowhere near a complete list of the most beautiful portraits, but it’s a start! 

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