Top 10 Paintings

There had been some extraordinary paintings all over the world that have admired us all over the time. Here are top ten lists of the paintings.

10. Painting Title: Whistler’s Mother

Painter: James McNeil Whistler

Though it is popular by this name but its official name is Arrangement in Gray and Black. It’s an oil-on-canvas; portrait of artist’s mother drawn in 1871. Now it is at Musee D’Orsay, Paris.

9. Painting Title: The Scream

Painter:Edvard Munch

It was portrayed in 1893 by this Norwegian painter. It signifies dismay, sadness and awe. It has a total of 4 versions; one painted and three pastels of which the forth pastel version has been sold in 2012 for $119,922,600.

8. Painting Title: American Gothic

Painter: Grant wood

It has been taken from the American concept of the American Gothic House and had been the most significant painting in the twentieth century. The daughter and father that has been shown in the picture was originally the painter’s sister and dentist.

7. Painting Title: Guernica

Painter:Pablo Picasso

This 1937 painting holds up the matter of the infamous bombing at Guernica, Spain. The theme of the painting shows the violence and chaos of the bombing. And most importantly it has been 3.5 x 7.8 meter long oil-on-canvas.

6. Painting Title:  No. 5

Painter:Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock had given birth to a new form of abstract painting by this 1948 painting. It is an oil-on-fibreboard painting. He used to drip colors on it by knives, sticks, towels, etc., and gives it an awesome texture which brought him $140 million for this painting in 2006.

5. Painting Title: Girl With A Pearl Earring

Painter:Johannes Vermeer

The Dutch painter painted it around 1665. But he was not able to see the painting for much long time. The painting is also known as ‘The Dutch Mona Lisa’. Now it is kept in the Mauritshuis gallery in The Hague.

4. Painting Title: The School Of Athens


Raphael Sanzio was a Vatican Artist of the Renaissance era. This painting is a type of a frescoon the wall of the Apostolic Palace. It took him long two to complete this work. This is considered as a masterpiece and has been the greatest inspiration for the modern artists.


3. Painting Title: The Creation Of Adam


This is also a fresco painting, painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel by the Renaissance era artist. This consists incidents from the bible. It signifies how Adam got life from God.

2. Painting Title :The Last Supper

Painter:Leonardo da Vinci

It is found on the wall of the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Mila, Italy. This mural art was painted in 1495. It shows that Jesus is having dinner with his twelve disciples; that signifies the act of the last supper. The painting has been resorted three times and it is now open to general public.

1. Painting Title:  Mona Lisa

Painter:Leonardo da Vinci

It is the most renowned and greatest masterpiece of all time. This painting has gained much popularity in 500 years which no other painting has able to do. The reason behind its popularity is in its deception and the most important is ‘secrete of the smile’. No one has been able of solving the mystery whether she is smiling or not.


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