Most Famous Paintings: Art That Blew The World

Paintings are considered famous if they have been done by a famous person, the quality of the artwork is great, the painting is drawn to describe a prominent person or thing and if the sales made from the paintings are huge. Painters have to put a lot of effort so that their work may become famous. Some of the famous paintings in history include:

Mona Lisa

The painting was done by Leonardo Da Vinci. The Mona Lisa painting is described as the most visited, best known and the painting that is most written about in the world. The famous painting is located at the Louvre Museum and it has been there since 1797. The painting was created in 1503. It is a valuable painting and it holds a Guinness World Record as the painting with the highest insurance value. Its dimensions are 77cm by 53cm.

The Starry Night

It is a famous painting worldwide drawn by Vincent Van Gogh and it was done using oil paint. It is 74 by 92 centimeters. The Starry Night painting was created in June 1889 and is currently located at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. It is regarded as one of the Dutchman’s finest works. The painting was done to describe the east facing window view of Vincent’s room before sunrise.

Girl with a Pearl Earring

The Pearl Earring painting is a famous painting drawn by a Dutchman known as Johannes Vermeer. It is an oil painting of dimensions 44cm by 39cm and is located at Mauritshuis. It was created in 1665 in the period of Dutch Gold Age. The painting was chosen as the most beautiful painting in the Netherlands by the Dutch people.


The famous painting was drawn by Pablo Picasso from Spain. It is an oil painting drawn on canvas. It is a large painting of dimensions 3.49m by 7.77m. It was drawn between April 1937 and June 1937. It was drawn in the period of Cubism and Surrealism. It is located at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Spain.

The Birth of Venus

It is a famous painting drawn by Sandro Botticelli of Italian origin. The painting describes how the goddess Venus arrived at the shore when she was born and she came out of the sea fully grown. It was drawn between 1485 and 1486 and is situated at the Uffizi Gallery in Italy. Its dimensions are 1.72m by 2.78m.