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Famous Paintings
Let's look at and learn about some of the most famous paintings in the world!

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Mona LisaEdit

The Mona Lisa is considered by some to be the most famous painting in the world. It was painted by Leonardo da Vinci during a period where lots of great art and literature was created, called the Renaissance, in Italy.

Is Mona Lisa happy? What do you think?

The Starry NightEdit

The Starry Night is a famous painting by Vincent van Gogh. It was painted in 1889.

Can you find the moon?

Girl with the Pearl EarringEdit

Girl with a Pearl Earring was Jan Vermeer's most famous painting. We think it was painted at around 1665.

The ScreamEdit

The Scream is a painting made by Edvard Munch. Many different versions of the same picture were made. The first version of The Scream was drawn in 1893.

Why do you think this picture is called "The Scream"? Is the person in the picture screaming? Or are they hearing a scream?

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande JatteEdit

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte is a painting by Georges Seurat. If you look very closely you can see that the painting was made with little dots of painting. This technique is called pointillism and Georges invented it!

What animals can you spot in this painting?