10 paintings to see at least once in his life

We’ve heard about it, maybe even we were lucky to be able to contemplate … Here are 10 masterpieces to admire absolutely.

The Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli (1484-1485)

Where is he ? At the Uffizi Gallery in Florence

Where is he ? At the Uffizi Gallery in Florence
It is a mythical painting, it was painted according to the tempera method, which is worth it to be barely cracked and this, despite the centuries that separate us from its creation.

The School of Athens, Raphael (1509-1510)

Where is he ? Owned by the Vatican Museums, it is on display in the Signature Room, one of Raphael’s four rooms located in the Vatican Palace, in Rome.

No fewer than 58 people are present in this table between the first and second shots.

The Night Watch, Rembrandt (1642)

Where is he ? At the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

In this Dutch painting, it is a watch … but by day. It is the aging of the varnish and its soiling that gave the diurnal scene this impression of darkness.

The Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci (1503-1506, 1513-1516)

Where is he ? At the Louvre Museum, in Paris

There is so much to know about this work. A fascinating composition technique, optical effects in the eyes, his robery in 1911 … As for his smile a little mocking, it says that a group of musicians played for hours for the muse to keep a happy attitude.

The Creation of Adam, Michelangelo (1508-1512)

Where is he ? On the central part of the ceiling vault of the Sistine Chapel, in the Vatican City, in Rome.

According to 2 American neuroscientists, Michelangelo would have slipped around the figure of God an anatomical sketch of the human brain. It would not be the first time that the artist discreetly places his scientific knowledge in his works.

The Girl with the Pearl, Johannes Vermeer (1665)

Where is he ? At the Mauritshuis Museum, The Hague, Netherlands

The signature erased by the dirt wanted this Mona Lisa to fall into oblivion for two centuries before being bought at auction for only a few florins.

Impression, rising sun, Monet (1872)

Where is he ? At the Marmottan Museum, in Paris

An investigation was opened to establish the place, the year, the day and the hour when Claude Monet realized one of the most mysterious paintings of Impressionism. Conclusion? It shows the port of Le Havre, November 13, 1872 at 7:35 in the morning very exactly.

The Starry Night, Vincent van Gogh (1889)

Where is he ? At MoMA, New York

The painting depicts the view from the window of the painter’s room during his stay in a psychiatric asylum. The night was a constant preoccupation for the artist who wrote to his sister: “Often, it seems to me that the night is even more richly colored than the day.”

The Kiss, Gustav Klimt (1908-1909)

Where is he ? In the Österreichische Belvedere Palace Gallery, Vienna, Austria

This is perhaps the most beautiful hymn to the love of history. This earned him to be bought even before being completed by the Belvedere Palace, for a pharaonic price at the time – even if minimal compared to current value.
As for the value of “The Kiss,” it would no doubt be the most expensive piece of art in history if it was ever put up for sale.

Guernica, Pablo Picasso (1937)

Where is he ? At the Reina Sofía Museum, in Madrid.

Created in response to the bombardment of a small Basque town (Guernica) by German and Italian aviation, it is said that this monumental mural also echoes the tragic episodes of the life of the artist.