Since I am attempting to finish chapter 7 this morning, I've decided to keep today's post--Tuesday's regularly scheduled & the last day of the What's So Random? Blog Your Name Out! challenge--short and simple. I started this challenge with "A" (the first letter of my name), declaring A is for Architecture, and so I figured why not end the same way I began? With pictures.
In honor of one of our world's greatest pastimes, I give you the top ten most famous art paintings of all time. (Yes, there is actually a list.) Beginning with #10:
|From the Lake by Georgia O’Keeffe|
|The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali|
|The Dream by Pablo Picasso|
|Corner of the Garden at Montgeron by Claude Monet|
|Café Terrace at Night by Vincent Van Gogh|
|Girl with a Pearl Earring by Jan Vermeer|
|Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre Auguste Renoir|
|The Kiss by Gustav Klimt|
|Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh|
|Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci|
Any surprise Da Vinci's masterpiece slid in at #1? Personally, I love Vermeer's Girl with the Pearl Earring, because it inspired so many writer's pens. Artwork has a way of doing that, doesn't it? Inspiring the uninspired? Isn't that a line from, like, Van Wilder or something?
Which painting among the world's top ten is your most favorite? And for a bit of fun, if you were to set pen to paper, fingers to keyboard, what kind of story might this famous work of art pull outta that brilliant brain of yours?
Peace, Love, and Junior Mints,