Mona Lisa is an oil painting on poplar wood made by Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th century. This painting is often regarded as one of the most famous painting in the world and only a few other works of art are the center of attention, study, mythology and parody.
Salvator mundi or Savior of the World is the title of a painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. The oil painting depicts Christ as Savior of the World and dates back to the 1500's. With a sales value of $ 450.3 million reached at Christie's in New York on November 15, 2017, this is currently most expensive painting ever to be auctioned.
Interchange, is an oil on canvas painting by the Dutch-American abstract expressionist painter Willem de Kooning. It measures 200.7 by 175.3 centimetres and was completed in 1955. It was one of de Kooning's first abstract landscapes, and marked a change in his style under the influence of fellow artist Franz Kline.
The card players is the title of a series of paintings by the French painter Paul Cézanne. The pictures show men playing cards at a table. In the first half of the 1890s, five different sized versions of the motif were created, which differ among other things in the number of persons depicted.
The painting depicts a naked woman languidly sleeping outdoors and is lying on a white sheet and pillow topped by a red velvet cloth, against the background of an open landscape. The hill that is seen with houses of the right side is very similar to the one of Noli me Tangere of Titian.
Two central figures absorb attention sitting on the floor on a simplified background with bright, flat colors. They are two Tahitian women located in different planes. The first one dressed in a traditional-colored sarong and a white blouse, and behind her sits a woman dressed in a closed pink missionary-style outfit. The gesture of his raised hand asks for attention.
The Triptych of the Uffizi is a painting tempera on panel of Andrea Mantegna, dating to 1460 and stored in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. The work is composed of three panels gathered only in the nineteenth century, whose real cohesion as a triptych is questioned by many art historians. It is about the Ascension of Christ (86x42,50), the Adoration of the Magi (76x76,5 cm) and the Circumcision (86x42,50 cm).
In 2015, it was sold by the David Geffen Foundation to Kenneth C. Griffin for $200 million.
It is believed that it is a portrait of Ginevra de 'Benci, which would explain the representation of the juniper behind him. In fact, it is also known as Portrait of a young woman before a juniper, although the other name is now more common.
The red vineyards near Arles is an oil painting by the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, made in Arles at the beginning of November 1888. It was one of the very few works that Vincent sold while alive, although not the only one, as has been frequently claimed.
Pendant portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit are two paintings by the Dutch painter Rembrandt, painted independently for the couple's wedding. They have always been preserved and exhibited together, and are now jointly owned by the Netherlands and France.
Les Femmes d'Alger (The Women of Algiers) is a series of 15 paintings and numerous drawings by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso from the period late 1954 / early 1955. The latest version of Les femmes d'Alger (version O) was auctioned again in May 2015 in New York for about $179 million at Christie's. A new record price for paintings was achieved, which was set in November 2017 by the auction of the painting Salvator mundi by Leonardo da Vinci.
Nu couché is a painting by Amedeo Modigliani from 1917. It was painted in 1917 in oil on canvas 92 inches wide and 60 inches high. The face of the long stretched-out young woman with her almond-shaped eyes.
No. 5, 1948 is a painting by the American artist Jackson Pollock. With a reported purchase price of $140 million, it has long been considered the most expensive picture of all time. The picture was painted in the style of Action Painting, a direction of Abstract Expressionism, on a fibreboard.
Woman III is a painting by Willem de Kooning from a series of 6 paintings with a female theme. Made in two years, from 1951 to 1953. In November 2006, this painting was sold by David Geffen to billionaire Steven A. Cohen for 137,500,000 dollars, becoming the third most expensive painting sold on that date.
Masterpiece is a 1962 pop art painting by Roy Lichtenstein that uses his classic Ben-Day dots and a speech balloon.
The Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I is a painting by Gustav Klimt (1907), which was purchased for $135 million, in June 18, 2006, at a private sale, by billionaire Ronald Lauder. Klimt took three years to complete this painting. Forming a square 138 cm square, it is painted on a canvas with oil paint, as well as gold and silver, which showcase the refined and complex ornament as found in German Art Nouveau, the Jugendstil.
Le rêve (The dream) is a painting by the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso painted in 1932. It is made using the technique of oil on canvas and is cubist style. The painting, whose measurement is 130 x 97 cm, represents a woman who lies asleep, in an armchair with her head thrown back and her face split in two. The model of the painting is Marie-Thérèse Walter.