(WorldKings.org – Aseanrecords.world) - The statue of Laocoön and His Sons, has been one of the most famous ancient sculptures ever since it was excavated in Rome in 1506 and placed on public display in the Vatican, where it remains. It is very likely the same statue praised in the highest terms by the main Roman writer on art, Pliny the Elder.
[WORLDKINGS] Top 100 famous Artworks in the World - P16. The Ambassadors - painting by Hans Holbein the Younger, Germany.
(WorldKings.org – Aseanrecords.world) - The Ambassadors (1533) is a painting by Hans Holbein the Younger. Also known as Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve, it was created in the Tudor period, in the same year Elizabeth I was born. As well as being a double portrait, the painting contains a still life of several meticulously rendered objects, the meaning of which is the cause of much debate. It also incorporates a much-cited example of anamorphosis in painting. It is part of the collection at the National Gallery in London.
[WORLDKINGS] Top 100 famous Artworks in the World - P15. Pietà - a work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italy.
(WorldKings.org – Aseanrecords.world) - The Pietà is a work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City. It is the first of a number of works of the same theme by the artist. The statue was commissioned for the French Cardinal Jean de Bilhères, who was a representative in Rome. The sculpture, in Carrara marble, was made for the cardinal's funeral monument, but was moved to its current location, the first chapel on the right as one enters the basilica, in the 18th century. It is the only piece Michelangelo ever signed.
[WORLDKINGS] Top 100 famous Artworks in the World - P14. The Last Supper : painting of artist Leonardo da Vinci(Italy).
(WorldKings.org – Aseanrecords.world) - The Last Supper is a late 15th-century mural painting by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci housed by the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. It is one of the western world's most recognizable paintings.
[WORLDKINGS] Top 100 famous Artworks in the World - P13. Apollo and Daphne - a life-sized Baroque marble sculpture by Gian Lorenzo Bernini(Italy).
(WorldKings.org – Aseanrecords.world) - Apollo and Daphne is a life-sized Baroque marble sculpture by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, executed between 1622 and 1625. Housed in the Galleria Borghese in Rome, the work depicts the climax of the story of Daphne and Phoebus in Ovid's Metamorphoses.
[WORLDKINGS] Top 100 famous Artworks in the World - P12. The Creation of Adam : fresco painting by Michelangelo(Italy).
(WorldKings.org – Aseanrecords.world) - The most famous section of the Sistine Chapel ceiling is Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam. This scene is located next to the Creation of Eve, which is the panel at the center of the room, and the Congregation of the Waters, which is closer to the altar.
[WORLDKINGS] Top 100 famous Artworks in the World - P10. Girl with a Pearl Earring : painting of Johannes Vermeer(Nederland).
(WorldKings.org – Aseanrecords.world) - Some of the best-loved paintings in the world present themselves as a mystery. Being compared with Leonardo Da Vinci Mona Lisa, Girl with a Pearl Earring has gotten a lot of international attention. Who is the model and why has she been painted? What is she thinking as she looks at us? Are her wide eyes and enigmatic half-smile innocent or perhaps seductive? And last, why is she wearing a pearl earring?
[WORLDKINGS] Top 100 famous Artworks in the World - P9. Maman sculpture - by the artist Louise Joséphine Bourgeois, France.
(WorldKings.org – Aseanrecords.world) - Maman (1999) is a bronze, stainless steel, and marble sculpture by the artist Louise Bourgeois. The sculpture, which depicts a spider, is among the world's largest, measuring over 30 ft high and over 33 ft wide (927 x 891 x 1024 cm). It includes a sac containing 32 marble eggs and its abdomen and thorax are made of ribbed bronze
(Worldkings) Top 100 famous Artworks in the World - P8. The Starry Night : painting of Vincent Van Gogh(Nederland) located at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City
(WorldKings.org – Aseanrecords.world) - The Starry Night, a moderately abstract landscape painting (1889) of an expressive night sky over a small hillside village, one of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh’s most celebrated works.
(WorldKings.org – Aseanrecords.world) – The bust of Queen Nefertiti is one of the most famous pieces of ancient art, and arguably one of the most beautiful. It was crafted by the Chief Sculptor of Akhenaten, Tuthmose and was discovered in the workshop attached to his house in Akhetaten (Amarna).