Most Expensive Paintings of All Time
Most people think that students who are majoring in arts are not so clever, they believe that creativity wouldn’t get you anywhere in life. Unlike engineers, lawyers, doctors, art majors are deeply criticized, just because they don’t need to memorize a lot of things.
What people don’t realize though is that they actually need to use their mind more than people who are not. Creativity is something that you cannot copy, it is something that you cannot memorize, something you cannot solve with the use of different formulas. Simply because you have to think of something out of nothing. It is true that everyone can be creative, but the fact that there are people who think badly of art majors, simply proves that their narrow minds cannot handle creativity because it is something that they don’t understand.
Picasso, Van Gogh, da Vinci, and Michelangelo, these are just a few people who proved that creativity can lead to greatness. Their paintings nowadays are considered to be either the most expensive paintings in the world, or simply priceless because of how great it is. Here are some of them:
“The Card Players” by Paul Cezanne
These are actually a series of oil paintings, consisted of five different ones by Paul Cezanne, who was a French post-impressionist artist. It was actually painted in the beginning of 1890s. Each of the paintings depicts male peasants from Provence in France, who are playing cards while enjoying their pipes.
One of these paintings was considered to be one of the world’s most expensive paintings, with an estimated value of $250-$300 million. It was bought by the Royal Family of Qatar in 2011.
“Les Femmes d’Alger” by Pablo Picasso
Another series of paintings are considered to be one of the world’s most expensive paintings, and this time, it is from the great Pablo Picasso. He started painting the first one in 1954. The entire series of the Les Femmes d’Alger was actually bought two years later, by Victor and Sally Ganz of The Galerie Louise Leiris in France, for the price of $212,500, but 10 of the paintings in this series was sold to the Saidenberg Gallery.
“The Mona Lisa” by Leonardo Da Vinci
Now, this next one is known to the world’s “best-known, most visited, most written about, most sung about, most parodied word of art in the world.” It is also one of Da Vinci’s most notable art. This is actually a portrait of a woman, Lisa del Giocondo. She was a member of the Gherardini family of Florence and Tuscany and the wife of a wealthy man named Francesco del Giocondo.
At first, people believed that this painting has no subject, but it was discovered that it was actually a real woman. Da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa between 1503-1506. It was also discovered that this painting is actually unfinished. The Mona Lisa is actually more than 500 years old and it can be found in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.
“Portrait of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit” by Rembrandt
And finally, the full-length wedding portraits painted by Rembrandt in 1634. The subjects were obviously painted individually, but they are considered to be a set, so it must always be hung side by side. The heir of the family, the Rothschild sold them and now the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the Louvre in France purchased them. They had an agreement to take turns showcasing these portraits
And there you have it, some of the world’s most highly-priced paintings from some of the greatest artists to ever lived this world. Art is within everyone, but not everyone seems to discover it and enhance it. Let’s open our eyes as well as our hearts and minds, to appreciate these historical work of art and at the same time, respect each and every artist in the world.
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