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15 Most Famous Modern Art Paintings

Château Noir by Paul Cezanne

Modern art is a period which includes artistic work produced during the period extending roughly from the 1860s to the 1970s. This article contains 15 Most Famous Modern Art Paintings.

The Sleeping Gypsy by Henri Rousseau

The Sleeping Gypsy by Henri Rousseau

The Sleeping Gypsy is a painting produced by Henri Rousseau in 1897. The french artist first exhibited this painting at the 13th Salon des Independants and tried unsuccessfully to sell it to the mayor of his hometown, Laval. This painting can be viewed at Museum of Modern Art.

The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

The Starry Night is a painting produced by Vincent van Gogh in 1889. Before painting this painting, the Dutch artist had suffered a nervous breakdown resulted in self-mutilation of his left ear. This painting can be viewed at Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York.

Hope II by Gustav Klimt

Hope II by Gustav Klimt

Hope II is a painting produced by Gustav Klimt between 1907 and 1908. Klimt’s work focused on a pregnant woman depicting Herma, one of his favourite models. This painting can be viewed at Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Olive Trees by Vincent van Gogh

Olive Trees by Vincent van Gogh

Olive Trees is a painting produced by Vincent van Gogh in 1889. Vincent painted atleast 18 paintings of this series when he lived in asylum. This painting can be viewed at Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

Château Noir by Paul Cezanne

Château Noir by Paul Cezanne

Château Noir is a painting produced by Paul Cezanne between 1903 and 1904. This painting was designed to mimic aged ruins. The dimension of this painting are 73.6 x 93.2 cm.

The Luncheon on the Grass by Édouard Manet

The Luncheon on the Grass by Édouard Manet

The Luncheon on the Grass is a painting produced by Édouard Manet in 1863. In this painting, Manet depicts a female nude and a scantily dressed female bather on a picnic with two fully dressed men in a rural setting. This painting can be viewed at Musée d’Orsay, Paris.

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Olympia by Edouard Manet

Olympia by Edouard Manet

Olympia is a painting produced by Édouard Manet in 1863. This painting was first exhibited at the 1865 Paris Salon and it depicted a nude woman lying on the bed and a black servant near her who brought her some flowers. This painting can be viewed at Musée d’Orsay, Paris.

The Dream by Henri Rousseau

The Dream by Henri Rousseau

The Dream is a painting produced by Henri Rousseau in 1910. This painting was first exhibited at the Salon des Independants from 18 March to 1 May 1910. This painting can be viewed at Museum of Modern Art, New York City.

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges-Pierre Seurat

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges-Pierre Seurat

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte is a painting produced by Georges-Pierre Seurat between 1884 and 1886. Many art historians believed that it is a leading example of pointillist technique, executed on a large canvas. This painting can be viewed at Art Institute of Chicago.

Japanesery by Vincent van Gogh

Japanesery by Vincent van Gogh

Japanesery is a painting produced by Vincent van Gogh in 1887. This term was used by the Dutch artist to express the influence of Japanese art. This painting can be viewed at Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

The Moon and the Earth by Paul Gauguin

The Moon and the Earth by Paul Gauguin

The Moon and the Earth is a painting produced by Paul Gauguin in 1893. In this painting, Gauguin depicts Hina, the female spirit of the Moon and Fatou, the male spirit of the Earth meets to grant humans eternal life. This painting can be viewed at Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Portrait of Joseph Roulin by Vincent van Gogh

Portrait of Joseph Roulin by Vincent van Gogh

Portrait of Joseph Roulin is a painting produced by Vincent van Gogh. In this painting, Vincent depicted Joseph Roulin, worked for a post office in the French town of Arles. The dimension of the painting are 64.4 x 55.2 cm.

The Bathers by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

The Bathers by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

The Bathers is a painting produced by Pierre-Auguste Renoir between 1918 and 1919. In this painting, two groups are depicted of naked women lying in the foreground and three bathers on the right. This painting can be viewed at Musée d’Orsay, Paris.

The Seed of the Areoi by Paul Gauguin

The Seed of the Areoi by Paul Gauguin

The Seed of the Areoi is a painting produced by Paul Gauguin in 1892. In this painting, Gauguin depicted the Polynesian goddess siting on a blue-and-white cloth. This painting can be viewed at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, NY, US.

Mouth of the Seine at Honfleur, evening

Mouth of the Seine at Honfleur, evening

Mouth of the Seine at Honfleur, evening is a painting produced by Georges Seurat in 1886. The original title of this painting was Embouchure de la Seine à Honfleur, soir. This painting can be viewed at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, NY, US.

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