The art of painting has come a long way since about forty thousand years ago, when the first humans carved designs on cave walls with charcoal and ocher. This style of art is still popular today, despite the latest technologies in photography, imaging and digital illustration, as a popular and influential method of creation. The following works have been created by some of the greatest masters and illustrators of history and raise a vague and difficult question for human beings. Exactly what a combination and amount of genius and talent and the requirements of the time and effort have gone hand in hand so that these works, even after hundreds of years, have not lost any of their credibility and are displayed on the walls of the most famous museums and art collections in the world.
A smile that became immortal
The Mona Lisa, or Gioconda's smile, is the most famous painting of Florence's Renaissance genius, Leonardo da Vinci, and is considered by many to be one of the most famous paintings in the world. This work was created in the years 1503 to 1517 and since then until today, it has piqued the curiosity of artists with two basic questions. One is who this princess is and the second is what exactly is she smiling at? Some theories consider Ms. Gioconda, or la gioconda, the wife of a famous Florentine merchant, and some consider her a friend of Da Vinci, while others believe that Mona Lisa is the epitome of Da Vinci's memories of her mother. Strangest of all, some consider it a personal portrait of a painter with a feminine dress and image. In any case, the mysterious Lady Da Vinci has settled on the wall of the Louvre Museum in Paris and has been immortalized forever.
Drawing tenderness from Vermeer's point of view
The painting of a girl with pearl earrings by the Dutchman Johannes Vermeer is so realistic that some see it as a product of the Dutch master's magic with a device called the Obscura camera. The girl who is the subject of this work is completely unknown and there is no name for her. And the only strong guess is that this young lady was one of the servants of the prosperous and populous Vermeer family. This painting was created in 1665 under the pretext of Vermeer's study of lights and shadows and is one of the most famous paintings in the world from the Dutch Golden Age or the golden age of the evolution of painting in the Netherlands. This subtle look has been dazzled for years at the Moritzhaus Museum in The Hague, The Hague, the Netherlands, to reach a viewer and tie his gaze to him.