Saturday, December 26, 2009

Famous Paintings an Immortal Glory of Art

For everyone the definition of painting differs. For some it is the art of expression for others it’s a source of breakthrough or entertainment. The art of painting sustained through several civilization and cultures. Paintings have been a source of liberalization, livelihood, exploration, expressionism and hobby. Though the ages we have seen the evolution in painting from cave painting, cubism to modern art. There have been some masterpieces that are regarded the finest and famous paintings. Painters glorified their name and became immortal with their creation.

Mona Lisa (Leonardo da Vinci)

Mona Lisa is also known as La Gioconda. It is the most famous painting in the history of art. It is a 16th century portrait painted in oil on a poplar panel by Leonardo da Vinci during the Italian Renaissance. The painting hangs in the Musée du Louvre in Paris, France. The painting hangs with the title Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo. Mona Lisa painting has achieved the celebrity status around the globe.

The painting depicts the portrait of a woman.

The Last Supper (Leonardo da Vinci)

Leonardo da Vinci is a well known for his masterpiece The Last Supper. It is a 15th century fresco created by Leonardo da Vinci for his patron Duke Ludovico Sforza and his duchess Beatrice d'Este. The Last Supper represents the scene from the final days of Jesus, when he announced that one of his Twelve Apostles would betray him.

He painted the Last Supper on the back wall of the dining hall at the Dominican convent of Sta Maria delle Grazie in Italy in order to "extend the room."

The Old Guitarist (Pablo Picasso)

The Old Guitarist is a painting by Pablo Picasso. He painted it in 1903 in Madrid, in a distorted style. The painting is popular for the skeptical presence of a mysterious image of the face of a woman painted underneath. In the image only the face and legs of the woman is visible. The old guitarist painting is currently placed at the Art Institute of Chicago in the Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection.

The Persistence of Memory (Dali)

The Persistence of Memory (1931) is one of the most famous Salvador Dali paintings. The painting is collection of ideas and its contents are enigmatic. It is the interpretation of dreams, perception of reality, time, birth, death and sexual desire. The Persistence of Memory is places in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in the New York city.

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon:

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon is a large painting depicting five prostitutes in a brothel. It is Picasso’s pivotal work in the development of modern art. It is placed in The Museum of Modern Art's in New York City. To make this painting, Picasso drew each figure differently. The woman pulling the curtain on the far right sows a heavy paint application throughout. Her head is the most cubists of all five, featuring sharp geometric shapes.


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