Which Is The Most Famous Painting In The World?

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Several pieces can be said to vie for the title of most famous painting, and yet one surely stands head and shoulders above the rest. Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa has entered into the popular consciousness in a manner unrivalled by any other piece of art. It is the most-referenced, most-parodied and most-forged artwork in the world, appearing on almost any piece of paraphernalia imaginable. This is, perhaps, as a result of its extraordinary gaze, famously reported to follow the viewer around the room.
Andy Warhol's screen-prints must also have some claim to this title. Whether viewed with disdain or interest, his repetitive pieces are almost omni-present in popular culture. His vast prints of Marilyn Monroe or tins of soup have, like the Mona Lisa, been reproduced and referenced in all manner of ways.

Finally, recent developments may well have provided a new contender for the title: Edvard Munch's The Scream. The painter made several versions of this work, which has become an inexplicably strong magnet for art thieves. Similarly, the record-breaking $30m dollars paid for Van Gogh's Sunflowers has conferred upon that piece a new ranking in popular culture.
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The Mona Lisa is undoubtedly the best known and, therefore, the most famous painting in the western world. Looking at other areas you will find that other people find different genres and artists more popular because of their origins and the amount of newstime they gain; The Scream by Munch, for example, can be said to be very famous since it hit the big time following the spectacular theft. Likewise Sunflowers following the massive price it gained at auction a few years ago.

Also recognised as amongst the most famous are works by Andy Warhol, especially his Marilyn Monroe portrait and the Campbell Soup painting / print.
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I'll have to say starry night by Vincent van gogh and the Mona Lisa
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Mona Lisa
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I would say Da Vinci's Mona Lisa would have 2 b the most famous painting in the world.
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I would say The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci because it is known and recognized all over the world. Second might be "The Scream" by Edvard Munch.
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The mona lisa is definatly the most famous painting ever.  Just can't remember who painted it.
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I think it is the "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo Da Vinci because it is most known across the world but, I think "The scream" by Edvard Munch is a fantastic painting that loads of people across the world enjoy the most. I could just stare at it for ages and think Wow what a wonderful painting. It has also been painting with different kind of textures including handwriting pen, paint,water colour pencils and crayons.
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Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa can almost certainly be said to be the world's most famous piece of art, and can therefore also be said to be the subject of the most famous theft.

In 1911 it was stolen from the Salon Carr, where it had hung for five years. Although Pablo Picasso was at first suspected of the crime, it was eventually revealed to be the work of a master forger who intended to copy the painting and sell the forgeries as the stolen original. The painting was recovered several years later when the thief attempted to sell it to a Florentine art dealer. This precipitated its eventual move to the Louvre, where it now hangs.

Much publicity has also been given to the recent theft of various paintings by Edward Munch. This spate began in 1994, when a version of The Scream, Munch's most famous work, of which he painted several versions, was stolen from Oslo's National Gallery. Another version of the painting was stolen, along with a piece entitled Madonna, by the same artist, was taken by gunpoint from the Munch Museum in August 2004. Similarly, three more works were stolen from a hotel room in Oslo in March 2005, although these were recovered later in the day.

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