A masterpiece doesn’t push you around.
It lets you make up your own mind about what it means
– and change it as often as you like.
When it comes to art exhibitions and masterpieces there are few of them that really stand out and made a history. Check this list out and see how many of them you still need to see:
1 – Mona Lisa, Leonardo Da Vinci
You can admire it in the Louvre Museum, Paris. The most famous work of all the times and the most mysterious one. The lovely smile has captured attention of everybody for decades. The woman depicted in the portray is believed to be Lisa Gherardini and was painted by Leonardo between 1503 and 1506. A truly spectacular piece of art.
2 – The Last Supper, Leonardo Da Vinci
Displayed in Santa Maria Delle Grazie Convent, Milan is Da Vinci’s another masterpiece. Famous scene from the Bible is not shown in the museum, but instead covers the wall of a convent in Milan and has a limited number of visitors. Painted between 1494 and 1498, the work still worries the experts as they assume that one of the 12 depicted apostles is a woman.
3 – Sistine Chapel’s Creation of Adam, Michelangelo
The Vatican city holds the most famous fresco, covering the whole ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museum. It took Michelangelo 4 years to accomplish the scene from Old Testament.
4 – David, Michelangelo
The major masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture is located in Accademia Gallery, Florence. Created by Michelangelo out of marble, it features a 17 feet nude body of Biblical hero – David.
5 – Pieta, Michelangelo
This spectacular statue of Virgin Mary holding Jesus was made by Michelangelo in the age of 25 years only. Located in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome the statue is remarkable due to the detailed work and it was actually crafted from one single block of marble.
6 – Guernica, Picasso
Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid features one of the most famous works of Picasso. The picture is around 3 meters long and presents the tragedy of war.
7 – The Scream, Edvard Munch
Edvard Munch presented a screaming figure symbolizing the anguishes of modern life. There are actually four versions of the painting, and two of them can be found in Oslo’s National Gallery, while the other one rests in the same city’s Munch Museum. The fourth one went on sale in 2012.
8 – Starry Night, Van Gogh
The museum of modern art in New York has the most famous picture of Van Gogh, showing the village of Saint- Remy and is so far considered his best work.
9 – The birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli
Painted by Botticelli between 1485 and 1487, the picture depicts a goddess Venus being born and coming out of the sea. So far nobody knows where it was displayed for the first time, but the family of Medici commissioned it in Florence.
10 – Venus de Milo, Alexandros of Antioch
This sculpture is more than 2100 years. It dates back to 100-130 BC and features Aphrodite the Greek goddess of love and beauty. You may admire this gorgeous sculpture in Louvre Museum, Paris.