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One of the highest honors for an artist is to be considered and regarded a master. Artists desire to create artwork that will be remembered forever. The following are some of the most famous paintings of all time, easily recognized by people from all around the world.

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In a series of paintings reproduced with various media known as Scream, Edvard Munch conveys an extremely anxious and trembling person standing at the fenced edge of a road. The scene was identified ...

Domain: Arts & crafts; Category: Modern art

James McNeill Whistler painted his mother, Anna McNeill Whistler, when the original model failed to come to the appointment. The painting was not well-received when he submitted it to the Royal ...

Domain: Arts & crafts; Category: Modern art

Rembrandt's painting of a city guard led by Captain Frans Banning Cocq moving out is famous for three reasons: its large size of 11'10" x 14'4", effective utilization of chiaroscuro (light and shadow ...

Domain: Arts & crafts; Category: Modern art

Las Meninas, or The Maids of Honor, depicts a room in the Madrid palace of Spain's King Philip IV. The painting is famous for its complexities regarding reality and illusion. Uncertainty is played ...

Domain: Arts & crafts; Category: Modern art

A perfect square, the canvas depicts a couple embracing, their bodies entwined in elaborate robes decorated in a style influenced by both linear constructs of the contemporary Art Nouveau style and ...

Domain: Arts & crafts; Category: Oil painting

American Gothic was inspired by the Dibble House in Iowa. Wood saw its Gothic architectural style and decided to paint the house along with the kind of people he imagined might live in it. The ...

Domain: Arts & crafts; Category: Modern art

The Mona Lisa is widely recognized as one of the most famous paintings in the history of art. It is a half-length portrait of a seated woman painted in oil by Leonardo da Vinci during the Renaissance ...

Domain: Arts & crafts; Category: Oil painting

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