Beauty has always been in the eye of the beholder, and yet there are things most people agree are beautiful no matter who they are. We call that universal beauty ‘art’ and we learn from an early age to appreciate it in all its forms. For instance, we can all recognize famous paintings, even though some of us aren’t versed in understanding artwork, nor do we have any artistic background ourselves.

The main reason behind this is that popular artwork has found its way into popular culture over the ages, almost to the point that we can all recognize them when seeing them in magazines, movies, or TV shows. Over the next few minutes, we’ll take a look at ten of the most famous paintings in history.

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10Guernica – Pablo Picasso

According to connoisseurs, Guernica is Pablo Picasso’s most famous painting. Although the great artist has created many extraordinary paintings in his time, Guernica stands out for delivering a powerful message in a very complex fashion. The painting was inspired by the bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War and it is on permanent display at the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid.

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