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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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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

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

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

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

A famous Renaissance mural painting in Milan created by Leonardo da Vinci for his patron Duke Ludovico Sforza and his duchess Beatrice d'Este. It represents the scene of The Last Supper from the ...

Domain: History; Category: World history

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

The School of Athens (or Scuola di Atene in Italian) was one of Raphael's commissions in the Stanze di Raffaello in the Vatican. The School of Athens is considered Raphael's master artwork and is ...

Domain: Arts & crafts; Category: Modern art

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