8 paintings you should know

  1. The Persistence Of Memory: Salvador Dali

Painted in 1931, this piece has been referred to as several different names, such as the melting clocks and the melting watches. The painting is said to be a unconscious symbol of the relativity of space and time and the Value is Unknown.

2. The Swing:Jean-Honore Fragonard

Painted in 1767, a somewhat risque composition depicting the mistress of the Baron de Saint-Julien on a swing. She is be pushed by a smiling man who doesn’t realize another is gazing up her dress from the shrubs and the value is Unknown.

3. The Starry Night: Vincent Van Gogh

Painted in June 1889, it describes the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint-Remy-de-Provence. Value upward $100 million.

4. The Scream: Edward Munch

Painted in 1893, Munch referred to the work as his “soul painting”. It revealed an honest glimpse of his inner troubles and feelings of anxiety. It is Valued at $119.9 million.

5. NO. 5, 1948

Painted in June 1948, the masterpiece of Abstract Expressionism combined a balanced composition of paint in several splatters, lines, shapes, a combination of colors and abstract forms. Value $140 million

6. The Girl With a Pearl Earring: Johnannes Vermeer

Painted in 1665, the work depicts an imaginary young woman in a blue dress, blue head wrap and a very large pearl earring. Value $6.9 million.

7. The Kiss: Gustav Klimt

Painted in 1907, the shimmering, colourful, love scene of two faces and bodies embracing each other is the archetype of tenderness and passion. Value $135 million.

8. The Birth Of Venus: Sandro Botticelli

Painted around mid 1480’s and the oldest on the list. it depicts the goddess Venus arriving at the shore after her birth, when she had emerged from the sea fully-grown. Value Unknown.

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