We provide you with the 10 handpicked classic paintings with their titles and descriptions.
Old is still gold.
In the 18th and 19th century, many great artists and painters created their works.
Mostly, Europe was the hub of creativity at that time, when after the decline of clergy power, the renaissance period started from 14th to 19th century.
The society opened up, and people who had lost their talents, reconnected with their souls and produced great works for the times to come.
Many of the old artworks are available in the public domain whose copyrights have expired and now these are easily available to use for yourself in many ways.
We present below the 10 handpicked classic paintings with their titles and descriptions.
In addition, some comments have been added by the compiler of the classic paintings to show his interpretations of the paintings.
Though the artworks may be interpreted differently by different people with different mindsets and with diverse experiences. That is what makes art a dynamic and fresh in everyone’s mind.
As it says, ‘the beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’.
I hope you enjoy these 10 handpicked classic paintings.
You can also use these classic paintings for your home or office.
For that you will have to buy the high resolution digital downloads which you can print in a poster size and get it framed.
1 - Anton Melbye
Creator: Anton Melbye (1818–1875) Alternative Name: Daniel Herman Anton Melbye
Description: Painter and photographer • Date of Birth: 13 February 1818 • Date of Death: 10 January 1875 • Location of Birth: Copenhagen • Location of Death: Paris • Work Period: Roma, Italy
Comments & Interpretation by Compiler The artwork shows the sea sail ships for trade. The sea seems rough and the wind is treacherous, yet the challenge is to reach the destination without losing any trade ship.
2 - Albert Bierstadt - Mount Corcoran
Creator: Albert Bierstadt – Mount Corcoran Description:
• Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902). American painter • Date of Birth: 7 January, 1830 • Date of Death: 19 February 1902 • Location of Birth: Solingen • Location of Death: New York • Work locations: New Bedford, Irvington, New York, California
Comments & Interpretation by Compiler The landscape shows the calm and the danger together. The lake, the trees, and the mountains in the backdrop show the natural beauty, but the raising clouds and snow clad mountains show the signs of impending storm and avalanche which may disrupt the serenity and calmness.
3 - Augustus Edwin
Creator: Augustus Edwin Mulready. A street flower seller. Description: • Augustus Edwin Mulready (1844–1904). British Painter • Date of birth: 23 February 1844 • Date of Death: 15 March 1904 • Location of Birth: London • Location of Death: London • Work Locations: London Authority Control Comments & Interpretation by Compiler The lady is selling flowers. She is from a poor background but she has high tastes and aesthetics, so she chose to sell flowers to those who value them. The lady herself is full of fragrance and beauty and is spreading the beauty of flowers to others.
4 - César Pattein
Creator: César Pattein (1850-1931) French Painter
Description: • Date of Birth: 30 Sept 1850 • Date of Death: 26 Jan 1931 • Location of Birth: France • Location of Death: France Born into a family of farmers The mid-nineteenth century was a period of great transition in France, affected most notably by industrialization. This transition was not just part of the social and economic culture of France, but found its most important representation in the art of the period. Comments & Interpretation by Compiler Boy and a girl living next door to each other develop a common passion of cultivating flowers. They both go in the morning at sunrise to pluck their flowers and bring them to the village market place and make beautiful bouquets to sell to people.
5 - Jean Joseph Xavier Bidauld
Creator: Bidauld, Jean Joseph Xavier - The Park at Mortefontaine - Google Art Project
Description: • French Painter • Date of Birth: 10 April 1758 • Date of Death: 20 October 1846
• Location of Birth: Carpentras Montmorency Authority
Comments & Interpretation by Compiler The serenity and calmness are at its pinnacle. The day is clear, the sun is bright, the lake is like a clear mirror. The trees are washed from rain and stand tall and proud. The boat in the lake is getting parked, hardly making any waves and ripples.
6 - Nederlands
Creator Tweede herziene versie van (Travelling)
Description: Nederlands: Tweede herziene versie van (Travelling)
Revised version of (Travelling) First Class - The Meeting. The original version was (in the Victorian era) considered as too controversial.
Comments & Interpretation by Compiler Father, daughter and son-in-law are traveling a long distance. The son-in-law finds an opportunity to share a few of the important things in the mid-way about him and his wife. The father is listening with attentive ears.
7 - Heem Fruit Bowl With Flowers
Creator: Jan Davidsz. de Heem (1606–1683/1684)
Description: • Dutch-Southern Netherlandish painter and draughtsman • Date of Birth: 1606 • Date of Death: 1683/84 • Alternative names Jan Davidszoon de Heem, Johannes de Heem, Jan Davidtsz. van Antwerpen, Johannes van Antwerpen
Comments & Interpretation by Compiler The nature’s most loved things, the flowers and the fruits together. Both have their own fragrances, but when mixed together they provide the different kind of beauty and attractiveness.
8 - Conrad Kiesel Tribut an die Blumen
Creator Conrad Kiesel (1846–1921)
Description: Conrad Kiesel Tribut an die Blumen Date of Birth: 1846 Date of Death: 1921
Comments & Interpretation by Compiler She is a young adult with sharp features and elegant beauty. She is full of enthusiasm, hope and waiting for the right love to come in her life soon. And she is fond of flowers too that goes well with her beauty.
9 - Lebrun, Self Portrait
Creator: Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842) Alternative names Marie Louise Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun; Vigée-Le Brun
Description • French painter • Date of Birth: 16 April 1755 • Date of Death: 30 March 1842 • Location of Birth & Death: Paris Louv
Comments & Interpretation by Compiler The lady is an artist and she loves to make portraits. She wants to see people through and feel their emotions and feelings and that is what she likes to paint, not just figures but humans with emotions.
10 - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Creator Jean auguste dominique ingres princesse albert de Broglie
Description: Princesse albert de Broglie
Date of birth: 29 August 1780 Date of Death: 14 January 1867
Location of Birth & Death: Montauban Paris Work location: Paris, Rome Florence Authority Control
Comments & Interpretation by Compiler The portrait of a royalty but not that great a royalty. She doesn’t believe in show and pomp. She wants the elegance of the attire and jewelry. She values more of internal happiness than the external display of wealth and possessions.
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