If you’re looking to add destinations to your bucket list and love viewing art, simply continue reading to discover some iconic paintings located around the world, which are well worth viewing!
The Best Art to Travel to Around the World:
1. The Mona Lisa, Paris
The Mona Lisa which was painted by Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most recognizable pieces of art in the world. If you’re interested in seeing the Mona Lisa up close, you’ll have to travel to the Louvre in Paris.
The Mona Lisa is an oil painting was painted in 1503, during the Italian Renaissance. As of 2019, the Mona Lisa is insured for a staggering 820 million, which makes the Mona Lisa the most highly insured painting in the world.
Who is the woman pictured in the Mona Lisa? It is widely thought that the Mona Lisa is a portrait of Lisa del Giocondo, which was commissioned by del Giocondo’s husband.
2. The Last Supper, Milan
Whilst you’re in Europe, it’s well worth traveling to Milan, in order to view another of da Vinci’s masterpieces, The Last Supper which is housed in the Santa Maria delle Grazie.
The Last Supper is thought to be painted earlier than the Mona Lisa and is estimated to have been painted in the 1490s and was originally commissioned to be hung in a convent in Milan. Although not much of the original Last Supper painting is intact and most of the painting has been repainted in restorations, it’s still well worth gazing upon one of the most recognized masterpieces in the world.
3. The Scream, Oslo
If you need an excuse to explore Scandinavia, head to the National Gallery and Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway where you’ll get a chance to view The Scream up close.
The Scream was originally painted by Norweigan artist Edvard Munch in 1893 and one of the most famous pieces of expressionist art in the world. According to Munch, The Scream is a depiction of the extreme anxiety which modern man faces on a day to day basis and is a painting that countless individuals around the world can relate to well.
4. The Starry Night, New York
The Starry Night is one of Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh’s most popular paintings and is said to be painted by Van Gogh from inside his cell in an asylum in France. The village which you can see in the painting is an idealized version of the village which Van Gogh saw from his cell’s window at night.
If you’re curious as to how one of the greatest artists of all time ended up incarcerated in a mental asylum, the answer is that Van Gogh voluntarily committed himself to a mental asylum after suffering a mental breakdown where he cut off one of his own ears.
The Starry Night is an oil painting which was painted in 1889 and which is permanently housed in the Museum of Modern Art, which is located in New York City.
So what are you waiting for? Why not pick a painting which appeals to you and start planning your next international trip?