10 Most Famous Paintings in the World

Art has always played a vital role in our lives with the way it affects us physically, emotionally, and mentally. From music, to videos, to paintings, and more, it takes different forms. Painting in the Philippines, particularly, has its own group, ranging from fans to enthusiasts. These people dedicate their time in gathering knowledge about their favorite artists and paintings, and sometimes even trying to replicate famous masterpieces from Picasso, Da Vinci, Michaelangelo, and more. For most people, being able to replicate their works is already an achievement.

Due to their distinctive display of talent and style, certain painters and have earned worldwide reputation throughout the years, spanning all eras and various societies, which is evident from the type of masterpieces they create. Siince then, their works have been a must-have for famous people throughout the ages due to their unique beauty and elegance. From monarchs, to kings, to afluent people, the presence of art in their luxury homes, mansion, house, and other forms of residences add a sense of elegance to their abode.

Planning to visit art galleries for your your next vacation or to bring your significant other on a date? Allow us to help you plan out and get background information on the famous paintings you might see along the way.

Let’s have a countdown of the top ten most famous paintings in the world:

10. ‘Creation of Adam’ by Michaelangelo

Make your villas stand out by placing a replica of the creation of Adam on your home’s ceiling

Michelangelo’s work, The Creation of Adam, is a large mural. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is home to Michaelangelo’s work, which means you have to stretch your neck a bit to see it.

It was painted between 1508 and 1512 and depicts a particular image from the numerous stories in the book of Genesis, which puts God and Adam as the painting’s central figures.

The picture has been imitated and caricatured many times, being turned into various works of art and images, making it one of the most copied religious works of all time. People can visit this painting at the Sistine Chapel, located in Vatican City.

9. ‘Las Meninas’ by Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez

“Las Meninas” truly exudes beauty

Artist Diego Velázquez’s sophisticated oil painting is an exceptionally detailed representation of life in King Philip IV of Spain’s court.

This masterwork from 1656, which is considered one of the most important paintings in Western art history, continues to impact artists today with its beauty.

Las Meninas or Ladies in Waiting is important in art history because it marks Velázquez’s departure from the stiff formal portraits that have traditionally marked royalty. Interested people can visit this painting at Museo del Prado, located in Madrid.

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8. ‘The Birth of Venus’ by Sandro Botticelli

Replications of “The Birth of Venus” can be a good addition for your interior design

In this painting done by artist Sandro Botticelli, you can see the Greek goddess of love emerge from a massive scallop shell, creating the memorable figure depicted in the image above. Also noticeable in the image is how her flowing blonde hair covers her entire body.

The “Birth of Venus” was painted on canvas, a popular medium used by artists for decorative works intended for noble residences in the 15th century. Interested people can visit and see it at Le Gallerie Degli Uffizi located in Florence, Italy.

But why go to Italy, when we have a properties here in Metro Manila shrouded in decorative works created by various artists intended for noble residences? Portofino South, Portofino Heights, and Amore are communities in the South of Metro Manila that’s shrouded in works of art that gives off a feeling of living in a painting here in the Philippines.

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7. ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’ by Johannes Vermeer

Replications of “Girl With A Pearl Earring”  can be a good addition or decoration for homes or apartments in the city

Next on the list is this oil painting on canvas done by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer’s, which is one of his most well-known works. It shows an imaginary young woman wearing a blue and gold turban and a huge pearl earring. One of the reasons for this painting’s fame is the woman’s cryptic look, as well as the uncertainty surrounding her identity. The infamous beauty of the woman in this painting can be different prints already. She is truly a beauty but sadly, it has been stated that she’s not a real person.

But why bask only in the beauty of an imaginary woman in a famous painting, when we can drown ourselves in the elegance of Brittany Corporation’s different properties? The beauty of the houses residing in our gated communities truly makes investing your money into these homes all worthwhile. Maybe you just bought a painting in the Philippines because of the mystery and the connection you had with it or as a part of your art investment; aside from being a splendid home for your family, the elegant homes by Brittany Corporation can house your unique and wonderful pieces, making sure that they reside in the most scenic place here in the country.

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6. ‘The Kiss’ by Gustav Klimt

“The Kiss” truly captures the attention of those in search of love portrayed throught art

In this painting entitled “The Kiss”, a man and woman wearing elaborately embroidered robes can be seen sharing an embrace and a passionate kiss. This painting, as it emphasizes in its imagery, depictes a passionate, emotional, and joyful form of love.

Klimt used his understanding of gold leafing to impart life to his artwork in this painting. You can see this painting at the Upper Belvedere museum, located in Vienna, Austria.

Much like the man and woman in “The Kiss”, you can also experience the jofyul kind of love with Brittany Corporation’s different property types. Embrace and kiss the beauty of l-uxury living as you reside in a property that can only be found in the most sought after location here in the South. Come, see, and feel the passion, emotion and joy of the makers of the most beautiful property houses in the Philippines.

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5. ‘Guernica’ by Pablo Picasso

The painting “Guernica” expresses Picasso’s disdain for the Spanish Civil War. It was commissioned by the Spanish Republican government to portray the pain and suffering caused by wars. It was said that it would become a powerful emblem of peace and anti-war sentiment which is what we all want. You can see this painting in Museo Reina Sofia, situated in Madrid.

4. ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch

“The Scream”, a painting by artist Edvard Munich, depicts a nervous and trembling figure standing at the road’s gated edge. The scene was identified as a view of a road in Oslo, Norway.

what makes this masterpiece interesting is the daring robberies for the two painting versions of “The Scream” (1994 and 2004), which helped raise public awareness of the artworks, further increasing their cost and value.

The Scream was originally released in four separate formats. Oil paints, tempera, and pastels are among the creative mediums used to produce and sometimes customize them. Being part of a larger art collection, The Scream is truly a masterpiece, admired by art enthusiasts worldwide.

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3.  ‘The Starry Night’ by Vincent van Gogh

Often found in expensive houses, replications of  “The Starry Night” truly adds  a sense of luxury wherever it resides

The Starry Night, considered to be Vincent van Gogh’s best and most renowned work, was painted from memory and depicts the view outside his sanitarium room’s window at night.

Thick brushstrokes are used in a unique and dramatic way, which gives it a sense of uniqeness that enthalls users worldwide. For decades, art fans have been captivated by the painting’s vibrant blues and yellows, as well as the dreamy, swirling mood.

It is one of the most famous painting in the Philippines, which can be seen in villas, apartments of celebrities who are art enthusiasts, mansions, and other properties.

For tourists out there who are looking to see this masterpiece in person, you can see it at the Museum of Modern Art, situated in New York City.

Much like “The Starry Night”, Brittany Corporation also features picturesque and unique properties in the South of Metro Manila that embraces nature and truly exudes beauty and finesse that can’t be seen anywhere else in the country. With well-designed real estate properties such as condominiums and houses situated in locations that give easy access to different amenities, Brittany Corporation’s property surely makes city living better.


2. ‘The Last Supper’ by Leonardo da Vinci

The Last Supper, a fifteenth-century mural  painting by Leonardo da Vinci, represents Jesus’ farewell feast togethter with his Twelve Apostles, during which he announces one of them would betray him.

Instead of wet plaster, the painting was done on a dry wall. Unfortunately, the work began to disintegrate soon after it was painted due to the medium used, and several restoration attempts have been attempted over the years to restore and preserve it.

Affected by cultural upbringing and religion, it is also one  painting in the Philippines that you can see in most household kitchens or dining rooms.

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1.’Mona Lisa’ Leonardo da Vinci – one of the most famous paintings of all time

The Mona Lisa by artist Leonardo da Vinci, arguably the most famous painting in the entire world, is a half-body commission for a woman named Lisa Gherardini.  Just after the turn of the century, her husband, Francesco Del Giocondo, commissioned Da Vinci’s work. It is, without a doubt, the most studied work of art ever created, having affected other cultural works of art throughout the years.

The subject’s facial expression in the painting has been a matter of controversy for decades, as her face in the image is entirely mysterious. It was commissioned in Italy and currently resides in the French Republic, where it may be seen in the Louvre in Paris.

The majority of great paintings around the world are oil on canvas works that have endured the test of time and left an indelible effect on those who have seen them. These works of art have been conserved and may be shown at a number of galleries across the world.

Theft and aging pose a persistent threat to well-known paintings. The job and responsibility of museums and galleries is to keep these paintings secure and restore them to their original condition in order to extend their lives and relevance for future generations.

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Painting in the Philippines: Brittany Corporation’s Luxury Homes

Another work of art that we can pass on to the future generations is not just investment in artistry but a real estate property.

Brittany Corporation was the first to design and build dream luxury houses in our country  that are rich in character and sophisticated in their aesthetic appeal. Brittany’s luxury communities, inspired by the world’s most stunning destinations, bring these magnificent areas closer to the homes of the privileged few.

Surely, they’re the finest in luxury real estate and luxury houses in our country and can be a home of the finest painting in the Philippines.

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