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Famous Paintings in the World – Art Which Has Stood the Test of Time

by Fritzjames Stephen
Starry Night

Painting has been one of the oldest and most revered forms of art over the generations and this is best embodied by the stunning creations that have withstood the test of time.


Art has been a way for people to express themselves and their times for millenia – you can even find examples of this during prehistoric times. Among the countless works of art that have been created over the years, some have stood out from the pack. If you’re musing through sites like Sri Lankan Art Gallery right now you will be amazed at the talented work by local artists. If not, if you are simply in the mood for some excellence, here’s a look at some of the famous paintings of the world.

The Last Supper

The Last Supper

The Last Supper| Img via pikrepo

You’ll find countless replicas and impersonations of this Da Vinci masterpiece. Many artworks you’ll see around the world – whether they’re in a Sri Lanka art gallery or a street side exhibition – have taken inspiration from this Renaissance classic.

Starry Night

Vincent Van Gogh is often cited as being the original ‘tortured artist’ and the Starry Night might be his most famous work. This somewhat abstract painting perfectly embodies Van Gogh’s unique and – at the time – misunderstood style.

The Scream

The Scream is artist Edward Munch’s most famous creation and has been showcased countless times in pop culture. Owing to the painting’s fame and value, there have even been daring attempts to steal away this priceless work of art.

The Girl with a Pearl Earing

This is a Renaissance-era painting that is beautiful in its simplicity. What you get here is exactly as the work’s title suggests – a girl with a pearl earing that’s been painted intricately.




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