Due to the recent outbreak of Covid-19, countries around the world have instituted quarantine, which means that many of us are forced to stay home.
But this does not have to be boring. Not at all.
Google Arts And Culturehave partnered with over 1,200 museums and galleries from all over the world to bring everyone virtual tours and exhibitions of some of the world’s most museums and art galleries.
To make sure that you don’t miss the opportunity to virtually visit these museums, we’ve made a list of ten world-famous galleries that you can explore right from the comfort of your own home.
How many paintings do you think there are out there? In galleries and museums?
A few million?
And out of them all, there are a handful of paintings so recognizable by people from all over the world and of all ages that they will probably be admired and talked about until the end of what we call human civilization.
A handful of paintings that have inspired artists ever since they were completed. A handful of paintings that have helped shape what we define as art.
In recognition of these paintings, here are the ten most famous paintings of all time.
“ “Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal.”
• 12th of June 1890 – 31st of October 1918
• influences : Art Nouveau
Egon Schiele was born in 1890 in Tulln, Lower Austria. During his early life, he would spend many hours drawing trains, but over the years his fascination switched to human beings, depicting us in his own simple but yet intense style of painting and drawing.
He was a pioneer of expressionism. At that time, the new en vogue trend was described as “the exhibition is intended to offer a general view of the newest movement in painting, which has succeeded atmospheric naturalism and the impressionist rendering of motion, and which strives to offer a simplification and intensification in the mode of expression, after new rhythms and new uses of color and a decorative or monumental configuration – a general view of that movement which has been described as expressionism.” – Expressionism described in typically polemic terms in the preface for the 1912 exhibition in Cologne.
Schiele did a remarkably good job at materializing those words above in œuvre d’art, although his methods were a bit unorthodox, like luring underage girls to model for him.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman, caricaturist, and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 19th century allowed him to produce a collection of enticing, elegant, and provocative images of the modern, sometimes decadent, affairs of those times.
Credited with painting one of the first recognized purely abstract works of art, Wassily Kandinsky developed a style like none other. The geometry, the colors, the way everything blends and takes shapes before your eyes…