Going on a holiday is all about giving some rest to your brain, turning off your phone, leaving your laptop at home and shedding away all your stresses and strains for few weeks. However, turning off your grey matter completely can make you less learned and without any doubt you’ll be missing myriads of cultural wonders that you never get to see anywhere.
Therefore, why not plan your next trip around the world-class work of art which is sure to nourish your cranium. So if you’re an art bug then it is the perfect time to witness millions of paintings that are created and exhibited in art galleries. Take look at most famous paintings of the world and gain some knowledge.
Monalisa by Leonardo Da Vinci
It is one of the most famous paintings of the world and is kept at Musee du Louvre, Paris. The enigmatic smile of Lisa Gherardini has been reproduced and spoofed by various artists of the world.
But, the most authentic one has been on display for more than 200 years and has been kept behind a bullet proof glass to protect it against vandals. Everyday this painting is continuously exposed to thousands of cameras as eager shutterbugs and tourists love to click it for keepsake.
The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo
Placed on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City, Rome “the Creation of Adam” is the greatest works of Michelangelo created between 1508-1512. It is one of the nine scenes of the book of Genesis that was painted right in the centre of the ceiling.
This painting took four years to complete and the image of Adam’s index finger reaching out to God is one of the most iconic pieces of art in the world. This is a must-visit tourist site in Vatican.
Starry Night – Vincent Van Gogh
Presently, this painting is housed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and was painted in 1889 from memory during the day. It is one of the modern paintings of modern culture and was inspired for the song “Vincent” by Don McLean. The painting is all about a starry night in full view of stars and has been depicted as a view from the bedroom with the use of bold colours which has made it famous.
The Scream by Edvard Munch
It is one of the best works of Edvard Munch painted around 1893. The use of oil and pastel on the cardboard is the highlight of this painting. The painting shows the agonised expression of a person amidst a dark landscape with a bright orange sky. It is on display at the National Gallery, Oslo in Norway while the other version has been exhibited at the Munch Museum.
The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci
This painting is also the work of Leonardo da Vinci but this world famous masterpiece is not demonstrated in any museum but rather covers the back wall of the dining hall at the Santa Maria delle Grazie monastery in Milan, Italy. It has been painted by the most famous artist of all time who lived during the 15th century. The painting is all about the last supper of Jesus with his disciples.