A Tour of World Famous Paintings, Flickr: edwin.11

The Mona Lisa

Vacations are a time to build upon memories that you can cherish for
the rest of your life. But your travels should not just take you to
that particular city’s best burger joint (although we love a good
burger) or tacky souvenir shop. A vacation should also be a time to
check out culture and to learn about history through various famous
works. Whether or not you are an art lover, these paintings are sure to
offer you an experience of a lifetime.



Mona Lisa: The 16th century portrait painted in oil on a popular panel by Leonardo
da Vinci during the Italian Renaissance is perhaps the most famous and
iconic painting in the world. If you have your flight to Paris
taken care of, then include the Musee du Louvre in your itinerary. Once
there you will be able to catch a glimpse of this iconic painting. The
ambiguity of the portrait's expression and illusionism were novel
qualities that have contributed to the painting's continuing


Last Supper: The Last Supper is another masterpiece creation of Da Vinci. This time you would need to book a flight to Milan
and visit Santa Maria della Grazie church. Leonardo's Last Supper is
Italy's most famous painting and is also one of Italy's most visited.
Along with Mona Lisa, this is perhaps one of the most discussed and
reproduced paintings of all time. Stopping by to check out the Last
Supper is a "Must See" on most well informed traveler's lis


Water Lilies: Water Lilies is a series of approximately 250 oil paintings by French
Impressionist Claude Monet. The paintings depict Monet's flower garden
at Giverny and were the main focus of Monet's artistic production
during the last thirty years of his life. The paintings are on display
at museums all over the world, but visitors to the "City of Lights",
aka Paris, should visit Musee de l'Orangerie, which is the permanent
home for eight water lily murals by Mone


The Sistine Chapel: The Sistine Chapel ceiling was painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and
1512 and is one of the most renowned artworks of the High Renaissance.
The paintings depict nine stories from the Christian Bible's Book of
Genesis, including the most famous image, the Creation of Adam. A trip
to the Vatican City will give you an entry to the Sistine Chapel where
you can the masterpiece creation of Michelangelo. But put away those
cameras, because photography is strictly prohibited.


Enjoy the masterpieces!!

Photo: edwin.11

One Response

  1. Mike

    Great selection of art that is definitely all a must see for travelers. I did not like that you could not take a pic at the Sistine Chapel. Also the mirror Mona Lisa is behind makes it impossible to get a clear shot.


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