Greatest Paintings of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Mona Lisa (Leonardo Da Vinci) Mona Lisa (Leonardo Da Vinci) The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci that has been described as "the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world".

There is no doubt in my mind why this should take the crown. Famous for that barely-there smile. But what I adore about this beautiful painting is how the artist has captured the untold story; a secret in her eyes, that only she knows about - or maybe even the artist himself! No one will ever know. And that, for me, is what makes this masterpiece so alluring.
Beautiful. - Britgirl

It's just the best painting like Bohemian Rhapsody the best song. Not even Leonardo's best. For a lot of people this is the only painting they know by title. - Alkadikce

This is a really amazing painting! And the fact that Leonardo da Vinci was able to paint the man into a girl really impressed me. Yes, the model is a man. - TheFourthWorld

Most known for sure

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2 Starry Night (Vincent Van Gogh)

I don't like landscape paintings and I'm also not a very big van gogh fan, but this painting is so beautiful! - Sjinkiie

This painting is so beautiful. I love it!

It must be number 1 - Officialpen

This painting is out of this world... pure beauty!

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3 The Last Supper (Leonardo Da Vinci)

Hands down, the best painting ever. It describes every single thing described of the last supper in the bible.

4 The Scream (Edvard Munch)

It describes a man was shocked with both hands put on his cheeks and his mouth was open widely and he stand next to the seas. This painting also inspired for the horror movie Scream.


5 The Kiss (Gustav Klimt)

This is a statue

6 The Weeping Woman (Pablo Picasso)
7 A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (Georges Seurat)
8 The Night Watch (Rembrandt)
9 Guernica (Pablo Picasso)

An incredibly revolutionary artpiece which was championed the surrealism movement. - Gamefreak23788

10 The Birth of Venus (Sandro Botticelli)

The Contenders

11 The Persistence of Memory (Salvador Dali)

Who wrote this? creepy!

12 The Great Wave of Kanagawa (Katsushika Hokusai)
13 Cafe Terrace at Night (Vincent Van Gogh)
14 American Gothic (Grant Wood)
15 The Marriage of the Virgin (Raphael)
16 The Creation of Adam (Michelangelo)
17 Princess de Broglie (Ingres)
18 Girl With a Pearl Earring (Johannes Vermeer)
19 Rokeby Venus (Diego Velázquez)
20 Lady with an Ermine (Leonardo da Vinci)

The Mona Lisa to me is overrated. Looks like dude because its modeled after Leonardo - westofohio

To me this one is better and more beautiful than the Mona Lisa"! - westofohio

21 Sistine Madonna (Raphael Sanzio)
22 Paris Street, Rainy Day (Gustave Caillebotte)
23 Grande Odalisque (Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres)
24 Three Musicians (Pablo Picasso)
25 Sistine Chapel Ceiling (Michelangelo)
26 The Crucifixion of St. Peter (Michelangelo)
27 The Raft of the Medusa (Géricault)
28 The Ambassadors (Hans Holbein the Younger)
29 The Storm on the Sea of Galilee (Rembrandt)
30 The Maids of Honor (Diego Velazquez)
31 Return of the Bucentoro to the Molo on Ascension Day (Canaletto)
32 A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (Manet)
33 The Coronation of Napoleon (Jacques-Louis David)
34 Liberty Leading the People (Eugène Delacroix)
35 The Wedding at Cana (Paolo Veronese)
36 Whistler's Mother (James McNeill Whistler)
37 The Garden of Earthly Delights (Hieronymus Bosch)
38 Winter Landscape - Caspar David Friedrich
39 The Son of Man (René Magritte)

I like this. Very simple and understated portrait of a gentleman wearing a bowler hat and an overcoat. - Britgirl

40 Brera Madonna (Piero della Francesca)
41 The Kiss (Francesco Hayez)
42 Saint Mark Preaching in Alexandria (Giovanni and Gentile Bellini)
43 Finding of the body of St Mark (Tintoretto)
44 Feast in the House of Simon (Paolo Veronese)
45 The Rape of Europa (Titian)
46 Nighthawks (Edward Hopper)

Edward Hopper's Nighthawks is one of the Greatest and well known paintings of all time and art history.

47 At Eternity's Gate (Vincent van Gogh)
48 Vitruvian Man (Leonardo da Vinci)
49 Deterioration of Mind over Matter (Otto Rapp)
50 Sacred and Profane Love (Titian)
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Top Remixes (6)

1. Mona Lisa (Leonardo Da Vinci)
2. The Last Supper (Leonardo Da Vinci)
3. The Weeping Woman (Pablo Picasso)
1. Mona Lisa (Leonardo Da Vinci)
2. The Kiss (Gustav Klimt)
3. The Scream (Edvard Munch)
1. The Night Watch (Rembrandt)
2. The Last Supper (Leonardo Da Vinci)
3. Sistine Madonna (Raphael Sanzio)

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