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Famous ArtistsArtists to knowPablo PicassoSpanishGuernica shows suffering people, animals, and buildings wrenched by violence and chaos
Leonardo da vinciItalianMona Lisa The painting was commissioned for their new home and to celebrate the birth of their second son, Andrea in Tuscany, Italy.
Vincent van GoghDutchStarry NightStarry Night is one of his most famous paintings and has become one of the most well known images in modern culture. The painting shows the village of Saint-Rmy under a swirling sky, in a view from the asylum towards north.
Salvador daliSpanishThe Persistence of Memory The well-known surrealist piece introduced the image of the soft melting pocket watch. "The soft watches are an unconscious symbol of the relativity of space and time, a Surrealist meditation on the collapse of our notions of a fixed cosmic order".
El grecoSpanishThe Burial of the Count of OrgazAn exceptionally large painting, it is very clearly divided into two sections, heavenly above and terrestrial below, but it gives little impression of duality. The upper and lower sections are brought together compositionally.
The Last JudgmentIt is a depiction of the second coming of Christ and the apocalypse. The souls of humans rise and descend to their fates, as judged by Christ surrounded by his saints.
Auguste RodinFrenchThe ThinkerIt depicts a man in sober meditation battling with a powerful internal struggle. It is often used to represent philosophy,
Claude monetFrenchWater LiliesThe paintings depict Monet's flower garden at Giverny and were the main focus of Monet's artistic production during the last thirty years of his life. Many of the works were painted while Monet suffered from cataracts.
Johannes vermeerDutchGirl with a Pearl Earring
It is sometimes referred to as "the Mona Lisa of the North" or "the Dutch Mona Lisa".
Edgar degasFrenchLa Classe de DanseIn many subsequent paintings dancers were shown backstage or in rehearsal, emphasizing their status as professionals doing a job.