Famous Art

With an exceptional and rich history, famous artworks remain fresh and lively. Contrary to popular belief that the best artworks are held in museums and reputable art galleries, a good number can be found in private collections and online. Some art collections are a preserve of the rich – but this does not mean that you should not be acquainted with some famous pieces of art.

The Fetus in The Womb by Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci uses the fetus to express the human condition. A closer look at his works reveals that his version of the womb resembles a horse chestnut casing that holds the beginning of all human beings laid bare. This 500-year old piece of art shows humanity as an element of nature.

Guernica by Picasso

The bombing of Guernica inspired this piece of art by Picasso. The creativity and intelligence showed by Pablo was further enforced by myths and poetry from the surreal movements. In addition, Pablo also found it fit to borrow some tips from historical paintings like Raphael’s Fire in the Borgo, which made this piece of art one of the greatest in the 20th century.

Mountain Forms by Lawren Harris

Harris is among the most decorated Canadian artist and is considered ripe for comparisons with key figures in the art world. One thing that makes this piece of art a sensation is how Harry manages to combine realism and abstraction. How well he manages to achieve this explains why the “Mountain Forms” smashed Canadian art records.

For centuries, artists have been held in high esteem, helping chronicle human history, communicate, and keep us entertained. Whether they are known for painting, etching, sculpturing, or drawing, the works of these artists continue to get global recognition. The good thing about technology is that you stand to learn a lot more about famous artworks as most of them are critiqued and reviewed online.