Top 10 Most Famous Paintings in the World


Millions of paintings are displayed in galleries and museums around the world, but a few among them are so popular that most people nowadays can recognize them, even if they’re not all that passionate about art. These paintings have been portrayed many times in pop culture throughout the years, and the all have particularities that make them so easily recognizable even for the untrained eye. The following is a list of the top ten most famous paintings in the world, paintings that almost everybody recognizes when seeing, even without being able to name them.

10‘Guernica’ by Pablo Picasso

Most connoisseurs claim that Guernica is Picasso’s most famous painting. This painting was completed in 1937 and it was inspired by the bombing of Guernica, Spain, during the Spanish Civil War. It was painted in Paris and it is on permanent display in Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain. Salvador Dali has been very critical of the Spanish Civil War during his lifetime, among other political issues.