Wikijunior:Famous Paintings

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Famous Paintings
Let's look at and learn about some of the most famous paintings in the world!

Mona Lisa[edit]

The Mona Lisa is considered by some to be the most famous painting in the world. It was painted by Leonardo da Vinci during a period where lots of great art and literature was created, called the Renaissance, in Italy.

Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci, from C2RMF retouched.jpg

Is Mona Lisa happy? What do you think?

The Starry Night[edit]

The Starry Night is a famous painting by Vincent van Gogh. It was painted in 1889.

VanGogh-starry night ballance1.jpg

Can you find the moon?

Girl with the Pearl Earring[edit]

Girl with a Pearl Earring was Jan Vermeer's most famous painting. We think it was painted at around 1665.

Jan Vermeer van Delft 007.jpg

The Scream[edit]

The Scream is a painting made by Edvard Munch. Many different versions of the same picture were made. The first version of The Scream was drawn in 1893.

The Scream.jpg

Why do you think this picture is called "The Scream"? Is the person in the picture screaming? Or are they hearing a scream?

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte[edit]

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte is a painting by Georges Seurat. If you look very closely you can see that the painting was made with little dots of painting. This technique is called pointillism and Georges invented it!

Georges Seurat - A Sunday on La Grande Jatte -- 1884 - Google Art Project.jpg

What animals can you spot in this painting?