Paintings Everyone Should Know

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Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci

The model, Lisa del Giocondo, was a member of the Gherardini family of Florence and Tuscany, and the wife of wealthy Florentine silk merchant Francesco del Giocondo. The painting is thought to have been commissioned for their new home, and to celebrate the birth of their second son, Andrea.

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The Kiss by Gustav Klimt

Embracing couple kneeling in a grassy patch of windflowers. The man cradles the woman’s face as he leans in to kiss her. The female figure—whose colorful, organically patterned dress contrasts her partner’s garment—wears flowers in her hair. As she wraps her arms around her partner’s neck, her eyes are peacefully closed, emphasizing the tranquility and intimacy of the scene.

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The Scream By Edvard munch

The Scream represents a key work for the Symbolist movement as well as an important inspiration for the Expressionist movement of the early twentieth century. Symbolist artists of diverse international backgrounds confronted questions regarding the nature of subjectivity and its visual depiction.

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The Starry Night By Vincent Van Gogh

The famous starry night by vincent van gogh is considered to be one of his greatest creations to date. The painting depicts a tranquil night on an average evening. The ambiance in the painting evokes some rather strong emotions within the viewer.

Van Gogh Starry Night Painting by Vincent Van Gogh
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The Last Supper By Leonardo Da Vinci

The Last Supper is the final meal that, in the Gospel accounts, Jesus shared with his apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion. … During the meal Jesus predicts his betrayal by one of the apostles present, and foretells that before the next morning, Peter will thrice deny knowing him.

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Girl With A Pearl Earring By Johannes Vermeer

Story behind the painting, the girl is a servant named Griet who has an aesthetic meeting of the minds with her master and sits for the painting wearing his wealthy wife’s jewels in her ear.

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer
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