Painting is something that can be adopted as the hobbies as well as the profession. The reason behind is importance is very simple and genuine. While people adopt it as the hobby because it is considered to an excellent skill that can help the people to pass their time more interestingly. And the reason behind why people adopt it as the profession is that it is one of the professions that help the painters to earn millions of dollars over a single piece of art. Besides this, a lot of things have to with the culture when it comes to painting.
According to the painting lovers, they are the languages that the people speak across their social, cultural, racial, economic, and educational barriers to enhance the appreciation and moral value. And according to some, paintings are the expression of mind of the person who paints it.
So, the importance and the value of paintings can never be denied. You can also get an idea about the value of the paintings in our world through some really important and the most expensive paintings of the world. Here is the list of the top 10 most expensive paintings in the world:
10. EDVARD MUNCH- The Scream
The Scream, one of the iconic art pieces in the world was painted buy one of the most talented and the most professional painters among all, Edvard Munch. This masterpiece of Edvard Munch was bought by an anonymous buyer who bought that piece, the only one in the private hands, at the auction, in the price of $119.9 million. This masterpiece is one of the most vibrant and the colorful paintings of the Edvard Munch.
9. GUSTAV KLIMT- Adele Bloch-bauer I
This is actually a portrait that was created by the famous and iconic painter, Gustav Klimt. This painting is also known as the Woman in Gold. This painting required almost three years completing and it is made from the oil and gold on canvass that was bought by the buyer named Ronald Lauder. This painting was bought at the price of $135 millionand is on the display of Neue Galerie since the year of 2006.
8. WILLEM DE KOONING- Woman III
Another masterpiece from one pf the renowned and the well- talented abstract expressionist, Willem De Kooning. This is one of the 6 series of paintings by this painter in which the center theme is the woman. This masterpiece of Willem is still in the hands of the private buyer, Steven Cohen. Steven Cohen bought this painting in the worth of $137.5 million.
7. JACKSON POLLOCK- Number 5, 1948
At the time when this painting was sold, it was the only expensive painting ever sold in the history. This painting was created on the fiberboard which is also known as composition board. This is one of the most expensive paintings of Jackson Pollock that is of contemporary style. This painting describes the increasing demand of contemporary art which was bought by anonymous in the price of $140 million.
6. FRANCIS BACON- Three Studies of Lucian Freud
This painting is produced by the Irish born British painter. It is oil on canvass painting that is one of the most expensive paintings in the world ever auctioned in the price of $142.4 million. This painting represents the relationship of Freud and bacon who were friends but artistic rivals.
5. PABLO PICASSO- La Rêve (The Dream)
Another masterpiece from the famous French artist, Pablo Picasso, it is the most sensual and the famous paintings that were sold at the price of $155 million. This painting is noted by the critics due to its subject of the erect penis in the upturned face of the model.
4. AMEDEO MODIGLIANI- Nu couché (Reclining Nude)
This is the painting by an Italian painter known as Amedeo Modiglian. It is one of the most famous, expensive and the widely produced painting of his own that was sold at the price of $170.4 millionto the buyer Liu Yiqian.
3. PABLO PICASSO- Les Femmes d’Alger (Version “O”)
Another painting from Picasso in the list is the Les Femmes d’Alger (Version “O”) that is not one of his important works but sold at the really big price. This is the painting of the Algieri’s women in Apartment. And it was bought at the price of $179.4 million.
2. PAUL CÉZANNE- The Card Players
Another expensive series of painting by the French painter. It is the last version of this painting that is in the private hands bought in the price of $250 million.
1. PAUL GAUGUIN- Nafea faa ipoipo
It is a French painting that means When will you Marry? Sold at the price of $300 million, this painting is the most expensive and the famous painting of the couple of Tahitian native women.