10 Most Famous Still Life Paintings

Famous Still Life Paintings

Still life painting began to take hold in the art world sometime during the 16th century, according to most historians. In a time when other artists were still focused on painting portraits of religious and historical significance, still life works began to appear as a unique method of bringing new focus and meaning to seemingly … Read more

10 Most Famous Portrait Paintings

Famous Portrait Paintings

Portrait painting is widely considered to be the most difficult form of painting as it requires a keen acuity for portraying the human form in an extreme level of detail. Portraits are focused on one or more human subjects with most of the emphasis being placed on the upper portion of the body. Some of … Read more

10 Most Famous Oil Paintings

Famous Oil Paintings

Some of the greatest masterpieces of all time have been produced through the means of oil painting. Many of the most famous Renaissance painters used oil to create the lasting impressions that have long been held in such high esteem as Leonardo da Vinci, the works of Rembrandt, Vincent Van Gogh, and many others. According … Read more

10 Most Famous Jesus Paintings

Paintings of Jesus

Paintings of Jesus Christ have occupied a prominent role in the art world for close on 1500 years. Many commissions by the rich and wealthy all trying to prove their faith and muster influence with the church use Jesus Christ as the central role or theme. Practically all of the renaissance masters have several of … Read more

9 Most Famous Acrylic Paintings and Artists

Famous Acrylic Paintings

Acrylic painting is one of the most well-known art mediums in history. This type of paint was especially attractive to artists in the mid-twentieth century due to its fast-drying ability and the fact that painters discovered that they could simply do more with acrylic than with older, traditional oil paints. Unlike oil paint, acrylic is … Read more

10 Most Famous Landscape Paintings

Famous Landscape Paintings

Throughout history landscape painting always struggled for recognition and it was not until the 17th century that it truly started to be appreciated. Prior to this historical, religious and portraits of the rich and powerful dominated the art world. However, it was during the 18th/19th century that the genre really found favor, movements such as … Read more

10 Most Famous Mexican Paintings

Famous Mexican Paintings

The country of Mexico is one of the most unique cultures in the Western hemisphere. The art and lifestyle of its people are largely influenced by indigenous themes that trace their roots back to the 15th century before the Spanish conquest transformed the nation. The artwork of the 15th century and prior was focused on … Read more

10 Most Famous Religious Paintings

Famous Religious Paintings

Few subjects have drawn as much attention from some of the world’s greatest painters than that of religion. Many of these artists believed their works were being done for a higher purpose, often to draw conviction from the viewer and strengthen their faith. Many religious paintings focus on some of the most important religious events … Read more

10 Most Famous American Paintings

Famous American Paintings

American artwork was born with the pioneer spirit that drove much of the culture for many years into the 20th century. The country’s paintings are defined by the many different things that make American life so unique to the rest of the world including its breathtaking landscapes and rugged ingenuity. The earliest American paintings captured … Read more

10 Most Famous Spanish Paintings

Famous Spanish Paintings

The contribution of Spanish paintings throughout the art world cannot be underestimated. Whilst French artists were largely responsible for the impressionism movement it is the Spanish had a very significant contribution to the Cubist and the Surrealist movements. Names such as Picasso, Dali and Goya regularly feature in famous artists lists the world over. Famous … Read more