Only a True Art Lover Will Know Which Cities These Famous Paintings Can Be Found In

By: Kennita Leon
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If you believe in the whole cavemen story, then it means that art has been around far longer than any of us really care to look. The things that were created by man way back when, which include but are not limited to sculptures, paintings, drawings, and photography, have been documented since we figured out how to get it done. Obviously, some pieces are popular than others, but that's just the way of humans. 

Artists like Picasso, Klimt, van Gogh, Monet, and Kahlo have all made their mark and have left pieces that have transcended their deaths. But where are these pieces? It's enough for the regular person to know the name of the work of art on sight, but you're more than a regular person. You're an art guru who has been keeping up with all things in the art world, so much so that you know where these famous pieces are being held. Oh, we won't ask you to name the facility, because that's just asking too much. All you need to do is tell us the city where these pieces are.

If you're as good as you think you are, it's time to tell which the locations of these amazing pieces of art. 

The famous oil painting of Mona Lisa, which now sits in the Louvre in Paris, was done by an Italian painter named Leonardo Da Vinci in 1519.

The Girl with a Pearl Earring painting or as it is often called "Mona Lisa of the North', can be found in the Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague.

Painted based on the writings of an old poet, the canvas painting of Birth of Venus currently hangs in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, was done by Sandro Botticelli.

The Starry Night created by Vincent van Gogh in 1889 depicts a relatable and magnificent night sky as seen through a window. The painting can be viewed in New York at the Museum of Modern Art.

Believed to be the most famous painting done by Gustav Klimt, The Kiss painted in 1907, is now owned by the Austrian Gallery Belvedere in Vienna.

Placed against a background of swirling bright colors depicting the evening sky, somebody screams in anguish. Referred to as The Scream or sometimes "The Cry," this painting by Edvard Munch can be viewed at the National Gallery in Oslo.

Named The Night Watch as a result of viewers' interpretation of the painting as a night scene, the Night Watch, created by Rembrandt, now sits at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Credited for the introduction of "impressionist" art to the artistic world, Claude Monet painted Sunrise in 1872. This painting done of the Lehavre Harbor can be viewed at the Musee Marmottan Monet in Paris.

Velazquez's famous 1656 painting of Las Meninas, or "The Maids of Honor," can be found in Madrid where it now hangs in the Museo del Prado.

Painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel of The Vatican in Rome is "The Creation of Adam" done by Michelangelo in 1511.

Alternatively referred to as "L'amorlette", The Swing painting was done in 1767 and is now owned by the Wallace Collection in London.

Created in 1830 by Eugene Delacroix to commemorate the French Revolution of the same year, the painting called Liberty Leading the People can be viewed in The Louvre, Paris.

Inspired by his visit to the Grand Jatte, Seurat created a mural-sized painting of Parisians spending a Sunday afternoon in the park. His best work, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, is now located in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The American Gothic painting of 1930 got its first taste of fame when its artist, Grant Wood, entered it into a competition at the Art Institute of Chicago where it still hangs today.

Hung in the Palace of Versailles museum, Versailles, is the well-known painting of Napoleon Crossing the Alps. There exist five versions of this painting.

One of the most famous nude paintings, La Grande Odalisque, painted by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, is showcased in The Louvre, Paris.

A triptych painting housed in the Museo del Prado in Madrid is one of three triptychs painted by Hieronymus Bosch.

A painting showing Charles I's portrait, left and right profiles, Charles I in Three Positions now hangs in the Royal Collection, London.

Depicting a tower mentioned in biblical literature, The Tower of Babel done by Peter Bruegel the Elder can be viewed at the Kunsthistoriches Museum in Vienna.

The most popular of religious paintings, The Last Supper was painted by Leonardo DaVinci on the walls of the Convent of Maria Delle Grazie in Milan in1495.

Painted during the Renaissance art movement, the Arnolfini Portrait of the wealthy Arnolfini couple currently hangs in the National Gallery in London.

A painting of the 17th-century civic guards done by Rembrandt, the Night Watch is currently owned by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Also known as the Allegory of Spring, the Primavera was painted by Sandro Botticelli. Currently, the painting is in Florence.

Initially highly criticized for its nudity, the Olympia painting is now a classic of Edouard Manet's work. The portrait of what is perceived as a nude prostitute can be viewed at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.

Peter Bruegel the Elder's painting of workers in a wheat field, The Harvesters, painted in 1565, is held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Created in 1512 by Raphael using the fresco technique, the Triumph of Galatea can be seen in Rome where it is displayed at the Villa Farnesina.

Completed over four years on the walls of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, The Last Judgment was painted by one of the most famous artists of the 16th century, Michelangelo.

Housed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Sleeping Gypsy by Henri Rousseau was created in 1897.

Painted by Johannes Vermeer in 1968, The Astronomer shows a scholarly man seated looking at a globe. This painting can be viewed at the Musee du Louvre, Paris.

Created by James Whistler, the Whistler's Mother painting which is currently owned by the Musee d'Orsay of Paris, is also known as Arrangement in Grey and Black: The Artist's Mother.

Painted by Spanish artist, Salvador Dali, the Persistence of Memory depicts a scene of worn-out, melted clocks spread on a backdrop of rocks. This masterpiece is now held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The Gleaners depicts three gleaners bent over searching the ground for ears of corn. This painting done by Jean-Francois Millet is held at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.

A colorful portrayal of interlacing women painted by Gustav Klimt, The Virgin is currently stored in the National Gallery in Prague.

A painting of the Late Renaissance style, the View of Toledo features the city of Toledo as painted by artist El Greco. The painting currently hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Illustrating the harmony of nudists bathers with the surrounding landscape, The Bathers created by Paul Cezanne can be found in the National Gallery, London.

Created by Gustave Courbet in 1866, The Sleepers, a painting depicting lesbianism, can be found at the Petit Palais, Paris.

Currently located in Hamburg, The Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog created in 1818 shows a man standing atop a mountain overlooking a sea of fog.

More commonly referred to as "Dogs Playing Poker," A Friend in Need was created by Cassius Coolidge in 1903. Initially created for the Brown and Bigelow company, the painting now lives in Philadelphia, NY.

The best-known work of Russian painter Ivan Aivazovsky, done in 1850, The Ninth Wave is now located in the Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg.

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