Over the course of history, there have been thousands of paintings and works of art that have made their way into museums and galleries around the world. Still, despite the massive number of creations that have come to be, only a small number of them have actually managed to transcend time and become known as world-renown masterpieces.
These are the works that are recognizable to people of any ages, from anywhere in the world. They are the masterpieces that standout amongst the rest. These are the true masterpieces that are known as some of the most brilliant works of art, which will continue to inspire awe and admiration in the minds of art lovers around the world for centuries to come.
At 1st Art, we provide art lovers with the opportunity to own any number of the world’s most stunning masterpieces in the form of brilliant reproductions of the original works. Our team of professionally skilled artists work tirelessly to create stunning reproductions of the world’s most famous painting. Each one of our oil painting reproductions are 100% handmade and come complete with a museum quality finish that will have even the most cultured connoisseurs wondering if it’s an original work.
Below, we’ve put together a list of just a few of our world-famous reproductions which would make excellent additions to your collection.
The Starry Night – Vincent Van Gogh
Painted in 1889 and regarded as one of Van Gogh’s finest works of art, The Starry Night is an oil on canvas painting depicting the view at sunrise from Van Gogh’s room at the Saint-Remy-de-Provence asylum in France. However, while the view from his room is what truly inspired the subject of the work, Van Gogh added in the village from his imagination, giving the painting its final touch of completeness.
Since 1941, the painting has been housed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, USA and today is known as one of the most recognized painting in all of Western culture. Read more on famous paintings here.
The Birth of Venus – Sandro Botticelli
Painted by Sandro Botticelli somewhere during the mid-1480s, The Birth of Venus depicts the goddess Venus coming to shore after emerging from the sea fully-grown as a women. At the time of its creation, the painting was particularly groundbreaking due to the fact that it displayed Venus naked during a time when Christian rule frowned upon the portrayal of nudity.
The Birth of Venus is popularly known as one of the greatest works of art throughout all of history and is currently housed at the Uffizi Gallery, situated in Florence, Italy.
Mona Lisa – Leonardo Da Vinci
Painted by one of the world’s most famous Italian artists, the Mona Lisa is likely one of the most well-known paintings of all time and has baffled art historians from decades. Not only was Leonardo an exquisite painter, he was also a draftsman, architect, sculptor and engineer, who invented countless creations such as the flying machine, the anemometer and the 33-barrelled organ.
The Mona Lisa was painted somewhere between 1503 and 1519 and is an oil painting on a wooden poplar panel. It is currently housed in the Louvre museum located Paris, France.
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Water Lilies – Claude Monet
Painted over the course of the year 1919, Water Lilies is a brilliant and perfect representation of French Impressionism, as well as a true love for nature’s unparalleled beauty. While many people believe that Monet’s Water Lilies is a single painting, it is, in fact, a series of about 250 oil paintings created by Monet over the course of a year.
Another fact that many people don’t know is that Monet was just as passionate about gardening as he was about painting. In fact, after purchasing his home in the French Village of Giverny 1890, Monet was known to spend countless hours working in his gardens, which he would then spend the rest of his time capturing in some of his most stunning works of art.
The Last Supper – Leonardo Da Vinci
Another masterpiece by Leonardo Da Vinci, The Last Supper has come to be known as the world’s most admired, studied and reproduced paintings in all of history. Still, as much as you’ve probably seen this painting, there are still many things that most art lovers don’t know about it.
For example, the original painting was much larger than most people think. Although today, you can find reproductions in all sorts of different sizes, the original was about 15 feet tall and 29 feet wide.
Also, contrary to popular belief, The Last Supper isn’t housed in a museum. In fact, the original painting can be found in a convent in Milan, Italy, where Da Vinci painted it on the convent’s dining room wall in 1495.