There are many of Vincent van Gogh's paintings that are famous. "The Starry Night," "Irises" and "Sunflowers" are a few of his most popular works.Know More
Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" was described by art critic Robert Hughes as "the most popular still life in the history of art." Van Gogh's "Irises" sold for a record $53.9 million. And the most popular painting at New York City's Museum of Modern Art is van Gogh's "The Starry Night."
Post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh was born in the Netherlands on March 30, 1853. He had a great influence on 20th century art, though his works were not well known during his life. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 37, on July 29, 1890, after a lifelong struggle with mental illness.Learn more about Painting
Vincent van Gogh painted sunflowers primarily to brighten his friend's bedroom. The cheerful flowers reminded van Gogh of the yellow house that he and fellow artist Paul Gauguin had once shared. In 1888, van Gogh left Holland and moved to Arles, France, where he planned to share a studio with Gauguin and hoped to found an artistic community, according to the History Channel's website.Full Answer >
The world's most famous and recognizable painting is the Mona Lisa. One of Leonardo Da Vinci's most prized paintings, the Mona Lisa took about 15 years to paint, starting in the early 1500s and finishing right before Da Vinci died in 1519.Full Answer >
One famous Japanese painting is Katsushika Hokusai's "The Great Wave off Kanagawa," which he painted sometime between 1829 and 1832. The painting depicts two fishing boats surrounded by a large wave that dwarfs the image of Mount Fuji in the background.Full Answer >
Robert William Wood’s most famous painting is “October Morn,” painted in 1956, a landscape set in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York that sold 1.25 million prints in two years. Others are “Texas Spring” and “Autumn Bronze.”Full Answer >