Between the millions of paintings that are created and shown in galleries and museums all around the world, a very small number transcend time and make history. This select group of most famous paintings is recognizable by people from all over the world and of all ages and will probably continue to leave impressions in the minds of people in the centuries to come.

The kiss – Gustav Klimt

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The Kiss (In German: Der Kuss) was painted by the Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt between 1907-1908. It is thought that Klimt and his companion Emilie Louise Flöge|Emilie Flöge modeled for the work.

Starry Night – Vincent van Gogh

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Painted in 1889, the piece was done from memory and whimsically depicts the view from his room at the sanitarium he resided in at the time.

The Scream – Edvard Munch

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Created by Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch between 1893 and 1910. The works show a figure with an agonized expression against a landscape with a tumultuous orange sky.

Mona Lisa – Leonardo da Vinci

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The most famous painting in the world is the main attraction of the Louvre museum in Paris, where it is seen by six million people every year! Leonardo da Vinci painted it from the year 1503 or 1504 till shortly before he died in 1519.

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon – Pablo Picasso

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This painting, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, was painted in 1907 and is the most famous example of cubism painting. It also shows the influence of African art on Picasso.

Girl With A Pearl Earring – Johannes Vermeer

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The painting was completed around 1665 and is on display in the Mauritshuis Gallery in the Hague, the Netherlands.

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