most well-known paintings in the world

Arguably the most famous painting in the world, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” captivates audiences with her enigmatic smile.  

Painted between 1503 and 1506, this Renaissance masterpiece is housed in the Louvre Museum in Paris. 

The painting’s fame is attributed to its artistic innovations, such as the use of sfumato (a technique of blending colors) and the mysterious identity of its subject. 

Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” is an iconic representation of the Post-Impressionist movement. Created in 1889, this painting is known for its swirling skies, vibrant colors, and emotional intensity. 

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Van Gogh’s innovative brushwork and use of color have inspired countless artists and made this painting a staple in modern art collections. 

Another masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci, “The Last Supper,” painted from 1495 to 1498, depicts the moment Jesus announces that one of his disciples will betray him. 

This mural, located in Milan’s Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, is renowned for its composition and perspective, setting new standards in the art of mural painting. 

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