21 Dec 10 most famous artwork in the world
The Belvedere Palace in Vienna is not only a splendid palace, but it also has the largest collection of paintings by Gustave Klimt in the world, but no famous artwork by this great Austrian artist, the most significant of his time, captures as many looks like his famous Kiss. The 180 x 180 cm painting was made between 1908 and 1909. And shows Klimt and his girlfriend, Emilie Flöge, as a couple.
Just to see this great pictorial work by Leonardo da Vinci, it would be worth spending a few hours at the Louvre, the most important museum in France and one of the most relevant in the world. Because it is not only her beauty or the technique used by the Italian painter that captivates. But also the mysteries that surround her. Among the thousands of works that the museum keeps, from Egyptian, Greek, and Roman antiquities to graphic arts. You can also discover La Venus de Milo, one of the most important sculptures of Ancient Greece.
The great genius of Norwegian painting was Edvard Munch, who lived and worked in and around Oslo. And El Grito, not only one of the artist’s most important works but also a cultural icon. There are four versions of this painting, two of which are in the Munch Museum in the Norwegian capital. Which preserves half of his work. And another in the National Gallery (the fourth belongs to a private collection). The opening of the spectacular new Munch Museum is scheduled for 2020. Which will change the city’s façade to the fjord and is being built by the Spanish architect Juan Herreros.
The Final Judgement
It would take days and days to get to know everything that the Vatican Museums keep because just the time it would take to admire the Sistine Chapel, the masterpiece of the Italian painter Michelangelo, takes time. The fresco mural that decorates its apse is The Last Judgment, a huge pictorial group whose theme is inspired by the passage from the Apocalypse of Saint John.
Everyone knows it as Las Meninas, but the true title of the masterpiece of the Spanish Golden Age painter Diego Velázquez is La Familia de Felipe IV. And it couldn’t have a better location than one of the most important museums in the world, one of the most visited and the most valuable art galleries for European painting: the Prado Museum in Madrid. An almost bicentennial institution that houses the most extensive collections of Velázquez, but also of other such relevant painters as Goya, El Bosco, El Greco, Rubens or Titiano. Together with the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum, it forms the so-called Art Triangle.
The Birth Of Venus
The jewels of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, which occupies a palace on the banks of the Arno riverside. Above all, in the collection of the Italian Renaissance, with important paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian, Raphael. And Boticelli. Among them is The Birth of Venus, the masterpiece of this great Italian master.
The Girl Of The Pearl
Delft can almost be considered as a neighborhood of The Hague. A small city that has its own identity and is known for being the hometown of the painter Vermeer, the master of light. Here he painted all his work and his best known, The Girl with a Pearl Earring. Although it is not in this city where it can be admired but in the Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague / Pedro Grifol.
The Persistence Of Memory
To know what this surrealist-style painting is one of Salvador Dalí’s landmark works. Better known as The Soft Clocks or The Melted Clocks, you have to travel to the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA). One of the largest temples of modern and contemporary art in the world. Where the works of the Empordà painter coexist with those of other renowned artists. Such as Van Gogh, Picasso, Dalí, Mondrian, or Warhol. In addition, with important collections of graphic design, photography, cinema, architecture, and industrial design.
The Night Round
To see what is one of the masterpieces of the Dutch painter Rembrandt. You have to travel to Amsterdam and visit the Rijksmuseum, which specializes in Dutch art. Painted between 1640 and 1642, this painting showing soldiers preparing to embark on a mission is one of the jewels of its permanent exhibition / Erik Smits.
The Venus Of The Mirror
Located in Times Square, the National Gallery is London’s premier museum. A spectacular art gallery with more than 2,000 works. Mainly by European authors, such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh, or Michelangelo. Review the history of Western painting from the Renaissance to Post-Impressionism. In its rooms, hundreds of works, but if you have to stay only with one, La Venus del Espejo, in which Velázquez represents the goddess in an erotic pose.
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