Fascinating Facts About Ten Famous Paintings

Fascinating Facts About Ten Famous Paintings

Art history has delivered us with some amazing paintings and sculptures and limiting it to twenty pieces is no small feat. Certain works will always rise to the top. In this list of the 20 most famous pieces of western art see how many you recognize.

Cafe Terrace at Night by Vincent Van Gogh

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Vincent Van Gogh and the Eiffel Tower were only on this Earth together for one year, 1889 - it's inaugural year - yet artist Aja Kusick thought it would be fun to visualize what the famous artist would've done with such a structure. The project sent her imagination soaring, and these gorgeous works of pop-art are the result:

Van Gogh's Most Famous Paintings Meet Pop Culture Icons And The Result Is Stunning!

Vincent Van Gogh and the Eiffel Tower were only on this Earth together for one year, 1889 - it's inaugural year - yet artist Aja Kusick thought it would be fun to visualize what the famous artist would've done with such a structure. The project sent her imagination soaring, and these gorgeous works of pop-art are the result:

Some of the Van Gogh, clay relief compositions, created by the 5th grade. We used pizza box lids, tempra, model magic clay pressed in bowls, acrylic paint and marker. Kids loved this lesson!

Some of the Van Gogh, clay relief compositions, created by the 5th grade. We used pizza box lids, tempra, model magic clay pressed in bowls, acrylic paint and marker. Kids loved this lesson!

(1853 – 1890) was an astoundingly prolific post-Impressionist who produced all of his work in 10 years, but only sold one painting in his life. While institutionalized, Van Gogh created “Starry Night,” his most famous painting, completely from memory. It now hangs in the permanent collection in New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

Starry Night, c.1889

(1853 – 1890) was an astoundingly prolific post-Impressionist who produced all of his work in 10 years, but only sold one painting in his life. While institutionalized, Van Gogh created “Starry Night,” his most famous painting, completely from memory. It now hangs in the permanent collection in New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

“Starry Night” by #LeilaniJoy inspired by #VincentVanGogh for day 3 of #BadApples12Days Drawing Challenge! (Original has already SOLD, but I’ll be making prints due to popular demand!) Stay tuned to www.etsy.com/shop/LeilaniJoyArt for these! Now I...

“Starry Night” by #LeilaniJoy inspired by #VincentVanGogh for day 3 of #BadApples12Days Drawing Challenge! (Original has already SOLD, but I’ll be making prints due to popular demand!) Stay tuned to www.etsy.com/shop/LeilaniJoyArt for these! Now I...

Art Van Gogh @ http://practicalpages.wordpress.com/2010/02/13/van-gogh-starry-night-art-appreciation/

Van Gogh “Starry Night” ~ Art Appreciation

Iconic Van Gogh ~ 'Starry Night' (1889) depicts the view outside Van gogh's sanitorium room window at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, at night. Made even more famous by singer, Don McLean's 1971 song, 'Vincent' (Starry, Starry Night). I've seen the original ~ these stars throb with energy!

Iconic Van Gogh ~ 'Starry Night' (1889) depicts the view outside Van gogh's sanitorium room window at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, at night. Made even more famous by singer, Don McLean's 1971 song, 'Vincent' (Starry, Starry Night). I've seen the original ~ these stars throb with energy!

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