Since the life came into being, Art has been a common interest of people at all times. Accepting the changes that were brought in with different eras, the love for Art remained at its place. If you are an art lover, with also having a keen interest in money, then this is what you must check out.
Painting is one of the most broad extensions of art with no limits. There are trillions of artists with their hit stories about their love and dedication for painting if you turn back few pages of history. It is also true that not all of these artists were as successful as Pablo Picasso, However, each of these artists succeeded to give at least one masterpiece in their lives that are cherished even today.
When we talk about famous paintings, the first image that clicks in mind is the portrait of Mona Lisa, isn’t it? Well, you would be shocked to know about its worth, which is more than $670 Million today. Although most of the masterpieces given by great artists are owned by Museums and art galleries, Here are the top 20 most expensive paintings with their brief introduction.
20. Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers
Worth: $74.5 Million
This painting was painted by Vincent van Gogh in 1888.
19. White Center
Worth: $74.9 Million
This painting was painted by Mark Rothko in 1950.
18. Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier
Worth: $77.4 Million
This painting was painted by Paul Cézanne in 1894. It was sold by Whitney Family in 1999.
17. Le Bassin aux Nymphéas
Worth : $79.7 Million
This painting was painted by Claude Monet in 1919.
16. Yo, Picasso
Worth: $82.3 Million
This painting was painted by Pablo Picasso in 1901.
15. A Wheatfield with Cypresses
Worth : $84.1 Million
This painting was painted by Vincent van Gogh in 1889. Awesome Landsacpe.
14. False Start
Worth : $84.6 Million
This painting was painted by Jasper Johns in 1959.
13. Les Noces de Pierrette
Worth : $84.8 Million
This painting was painted by Pablo Picasso in 1905. The theme is related to a club life
12. Triptych, 1976
Worth : $85.5 Million
11. Massacre of the Innocents
Adjusted price: $90.9 Million
These paintings were painted by Peter Paul Rubens in 1611. A Perfect picture of how Massacre of Innocents have been done in history.
10. Adele Bloch-Bauer II- the Portrait
Worth: $93.0 Million
This painting was painted by Gustav Klimt in 1912.
9. Portrait de l’artiste sans barbe
Worth : $93.5 Million
As an Art lover myself, The most difficult thing that I came across while sketching, was when I decided to sketch my own image, The specialty of this painting is that it was self painted by the great artist, Vincent van Gogh. These were sold by heirs of Jacques Koerfer in 1998.
8. Joseph Roulin- The Portrait
Worth: $100 Million
The painting was painted by Vincent van Gogh in 1889. It is one of the most expensive paintings and currently displayed in a museum in New York.
7. Dora Maar au Chat
Worth: $100.7 Million
Its all about perception in art. Pablo Picasso, who painted this in 1941, has given an open challenge to guess his perspective in the painting.
Worth: $101.2 Million
This painting was painted by Vincent van Gogh in 1889. The colors and the shades on the flowers in something that doesn’t goes unnoticed.
5. The Hidden Truth
Worth: $117.6 Million
Pablo Picasso is big name when it comes to art and specifically, painting. He painted this in 1905. If you look at this painting, you will find a lot of deepness in it.
4. The Party Time
Worth: $127.4 Million
Pierre-Auguste Renoir presented a magnificent view of the parties of 1970’s in 1876. The painting is sold to Ryoei Saito in 1990.
3. Dr. Gachet- The Portrait
Worth: $134.6 Million
The Painter, Vincent van Gogh received huge applause for this painting in 1890. Initially the painting was purchased by Siegfried Kramarsky family but then they sold it to Ryoei Saito in 1990.
2. Adele Bloch-Bauer I- The Portrait
Worth: $142.8 Million
This painting was painted by Gustav Klimt in 1907. The painter has really worked hard in highlighting the grace of this lady, which is the first thing to be noticed in the painting.
1. No. 5, 1948
Worth : $148.1 Million
This abstract painting contributes the most in the history of art, making it the most expensive piece.Been painted by Jackson Pollock in 1948, the art has given a diversified approach to its viewers. At present the painting is with David Martinez, who bought it from David Geffen in 2006.
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