Five Pieces of Art You Should See Before You Die

Starry Night – Vincent van Gogh

Starry Night is one of the best known paintings in the world and was created by Vincent van Gogh and immortalized by singer Don McLean with his hit record “Vincent.” Considered by many to be Van Gogh’s best work, it is housed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Mona Lisa – Leonardo da Vinci

Arguably, the most famous painting of all time is still the biggest attraction of, perhaps, the most famous art gallery in the world. The Mona Lisa, painted by Leonardo da Vinci in the early 1500s is seen by more than six million people every year.

Girl with a Pearl Earring – Johannes Vermeer

Many call the “Girl with a Pearl Earring” the “Dutch Mona Lisa,” and those who visit the Mauritshuis Gallery in the Netherlands will be lucky enough to see it in all its beauty. Painted by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, it is still one of the great art wonders of the world.

The Last Supper – Leonardo da Vinci

One of the most famous paintings by Da Vinci is not actually housed in a gallery or museum. The Last Supper graces a wall at the Santa Maria delle Grazie Monastery in Milan Italy. Painted in the 15th century, the painting shows the last supper of Jesus with his disciples.

Guernica – Pablo Picasso

Perhaps the most famous painting by Pablo Picasso hangs in Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain and shows the bombing of Guernica, Spain during the Spanish Civil War.

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