Here is my list of my favourite famous artists’ names and their paintings around the world.
I love to get deep into the mind of the artist and their artwork and be inspired by some of the greatest minds of the world of art.
Most of these famous paintings hold meaningful stories that unlock historical events and are just simply beautiful pieces of great art.
I have visited almost all the Museums in London and in other cities in the UK but I am always looking for places I never been before.
I would love to know which of these famous artists are your favorites. Have you visited their museums or been closed to their original paintings?famous works
Why not organize your next holiday trip and include to visit your favourite artist’s gallery or museum?
Famous paintings and Artists
1. Leonardo da Vinci
Today only a small number of Da Vinci’s paintings still exist as The Last Supper. The picture is a mural commissioned by a convent in Milan.
It shows the last meal shared by Jesus with his disciples. Its recognition as a masterpiece has meant that it remains as one of the most reproduced artworks today.
In the Louvre museum in Paris hangs another of Leonardo’s most known works of art is The Mona Lisa. Some people believe that its fame to rest on the enigmatic smile that is on the face of the woman thought to be that of Lisa Gherardini.
While he produced several works during this era, it is the Mona Lisa that is probably his best-known piece. Da Vinci
I visited the Leonard Da Vinci exhibition The Mechanics of Genius in The Science Museum in London in 2016.
If you thought he was “just” and exceptional painter, you would be surprised. He was also a draftsman. He has drawn numerous and incredible mechanical drawings plans about war, manufacturing and instruments to help the man to flight.
He was inspired by engineers when he was working in Florence. Leonard wanted to make the “process” better so he started to draw. One of his famous works is The machines were produced in 1952 in Milan to celebrate Leonard’s 500th anniversary.
2. Famous paintings in Florence – Renaissance – Sandro Botticelli
The birth of Venus is one of my favourite paintings by Botticelli. This painting was commissioned by a famous family in Italy in 1480.
As a child, I was always intrigued by Mythology and I came across Botticelli’s painting and I just fall in love with his work. I love the eccentricity and how he based his painting of Gods and Angels in a way that makes us want to know what he was thinking of and his views of the subject.
I was lucky enough to visit the Botticelli’s exhibition– Botticelli Re-imagined in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in 2016 which was the largest British exhibition since 1930.
The Uffizi Gallery (or Galleria degli Uffizi, in Italian) is the most famous museum in Florence, and one of the most famous and important museums in the world. The Uffizi Tribune Room is the oldest room of the museum and became a romantic symbol made famous by the European fashion of the grand tour.
The room is richly decorated with enamels and shells according to the theme of the four elements. Gentile da Fabriano, Da Vinci and Sandro Botticelli and many more. The Uffizi Gallery Museum
3. Famous Paintings Spain – Salvador Dali – Surrealism
Spain is full of art wherever you go. Salvador Dali is my favourite artist of all time.
Fo me, Dali is one of the greatest artists of all time, I just love his arts, the way he expressed himself is fascinating. My fascination for Salvador Dali made me plan a trip and visited Salvador Dali’s house and his museums in Spain.
If you are thinking about visiting or being close to the work of one of the most admirable and inquiring mind, Salvador Dali’s museums and houses in Spain is a place to go!
Read here about my visit to these unimaginable places where I, in some moments could question my own reality…
You will discover the history and culture of Spain and it’s rich in art date back from prehistoric cave paintings at Altamira right up to the surrealism of Salvador Dalí most famous painting ‘The Persistence of Memory’.
See more here: Famous Spanish Painters
4. Famous Paintings by Picasso – Cubism
I couldn’t write a post about famous artists without mentioning Pablo Picasso. Especially because Picasso is one of the artist’s that is so long that has to be mentioned.
Do you know that his full name is Pablo Diego Jose Santiago Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Crispin Crispiniano de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz Blasco y Picasso Lopez?
Just imagine that mouthful on his passport. To see some of the best work pop over to The Mind Circle.
Picasso painted his mistress Marie-Therese Walter in 1932 in a fauvism style. The “Le Reve”, “The dream”, is one of my favourite famous painting.
If you never noticed, look closely to see the shape of the head (top). What do you see? It might make you see things in another perspective and be curious to find out more about Picasso.
Picasso, the Master of Cubism’s museum is in Barcelona however there are other museums around the world where you can also see his paintings as Switzerland, Germany and France.
I was first introduced to Cubism in school and I was fascinated by how figures, shapes and objects were put together.
The way Picasso express is an opportunity for anyone to explore their creativity and be inspired.
Tate Gallery in London held a Picasso exhibition in 2018. PICASSO 1932 – LOVE, FAME, TRAGEDY until September 2018. Read more here.
My message in this post is: Don’t take from granted where you live, look around as there are many people that might want to be right where you are!
Maybe there is a museum or a gallery just around the corner that you have never visited. Explore their exhibitions online.
Immerse yourself in the world of Art… your mind and soul will be grateful.
I hope this post inspired you and get you excited to draw and paint. What famous artists and paintings are your favourites?
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I will be adding to this list of famous artists every time I visit a new gallery. Next up, and if all goes well, will be adding Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Andy Warhol.