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    Tables – Most famous paintings

    Painting NameArtistShort Description
    1. “Mona Lisa”Leonardo da VinciAn iconic portrait of a woman whose enigmatic smile is known worldwide.
    2. “The Last Supper”Leonardo da VinciA depiction of Jesus Christ having his last meal with his disciples.
    3. “Starry Night”Vincent van GoghA imaginative view of the night sky with swirling, luminous stars and radiant moon.
    4. “The Scream”Edvard MunchRepresentation of the human condition and individual’s reaction to moments of great stress or dread.
    5. “Guernica”Pablo PicassoA depiction of the bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War—an anti-war masterpiece.
    6. “The Persistence of Memory”Salvador DaliSurrealist piece known for its melting pocket watches symbolizing the irrelevance of time.
    7. “Girl with a Pearl Earring”Johannes VermeerA tronie of a girl wearing a headscarf and a pearl earring, renowned for its realism.
    8. “The Night Watch”Rembrandt van RijnMilitia company of district II under the command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq, known for its dramatic use of light and shadow.
    9. “The Birth of Venus”Sandro BotticelliAllegory of the divine birth of the Goddess Venus.
    10. “The Kiss”Gustav KlimtSymbol of love and passion, showcasing intimacy in a complex decorative style.
    11. “Las Meninas”Diego VelázquezA snapshot of court life during the Spanish Golden Age.
    12. “American Gothic”Grant WoodDepiction of a farmer and his daughter, representing the Gothic Revival architecture.
    13. “The Arnolfini Portrait”Jan van EyckA wedding portrait capturing the lavish lifestyle of Arnolfini and his wife.
    14. “The Creation of Adam”MichelangeloFamous fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel depicting the Biblical creation story.
    15. “Impression, Sunrise”Claude MonetDepicts a harbor of Le Havre, and is known for giving Impressionism its name.
    16. “The Garden of Earthly Delights”Hieronymus BoschAn intricate triptych presenting a moral and narrative allegory of Heaven and Hell.
    17. “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte”Georges SeuratA masterpiece of pointillism showcasing Parisian life in the 19th century.
    18. “The Fighting Temeraire”J. M. W. TurnerCaptures the Temeraire warship being tugged for scrap with a splendid sunset.
    19. “Liberty Leading the People”Eugène DelacroixCommemorates the July Revolution of 1830, symbolizing liberty and victory.
    20. “Wanderer above the Sea of Fog”Caspar David FriedrichSymbolizes the romantic pursuit of the unknown and the sublime.