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Famous Portrait Paintings of All Times

Among the thousands of paintings across the globe, there are very few of them have created history and impressions that never fade away. The painters involved in such artworks are not just genius to create an epic but also bold enough to replicate their contemporary society.

This post contains five infamous paintings painted in portrait that not just have created a distinct impression but also influenced the later artworks. Scroll down and have a look on these aesthetic works.

  • Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa is the most controversial painting in the world. Being the Most Valuable Painting, Mona Lisa has the Guinness World Record for highest known insurance valuation in History. This is the portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo, a Florentine merchant.

  • Girl with a pearl earring

Girl With Pearl Earing-min

Girl with a pearl earring is regarded as the masterpiece of Dutch painter Johan Vermeer. The painting was initially titled as Girl with a turban. The girl in the painting is believed to be the painter’s eldest daughter, Maria.

  • Whistlers mother

Whistlers Mother

Whistler’s mother is another most aesthetic artwork by an American painter James McNeill Whistler. The painting is originally known as ‘’arrangement in Grey and Back No.1’’. This painting has become icon of Motherhood in United States.

  • The scream

The Scream

Norwegian Expressionist Edvard Munch created The Scream in four versions. Originally, the painter called this painting ‘Der Scheri der Natur’ in German, it means ‘The scream of Nature.

  • Self-Portraits


Self-portraits are the most important artwork of famous post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh. The painter created 43 self-portraits in between 1885-1889. Vincent painted himself because he cannot afford to pay model. The paintings express the state of mind of the artist, it determines the mental, emotional and physical pressure.

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