1. PAUL CEZANNE (“The Card Players”, 1892/93):
Now this painting is the most expensive painting of the world and which was sold for 259 million dollars in 2011.By this picture Paul Cezannne wanted to depict about the psychological intensity of the card player and made a latent relation about the real life.
2. PABLO PICASSO (“La Reve (The Dream)”, 1932):
It is an oil painting of Pablo Picasso and it was done in 1932.It is a popular and erotic paint of Pablo which picture was about Marie Therese Waiter . At that time she was 22 years old. She has depicted to sit in a armchair with her close eyes .It was sold for 155 dollars in march 2013.
3. FRANCIS BACON (“Three Studies of Lucian Freud”, 1969):
It was an awesome creation of Francis Bacon which was a geometric calculation one of his rival painter Lucian Freud. It has been known that this artist paint each-other several time. Their relation ended after an argument in 1970s.This paint was painted in 1969 and it was sold for 142.4 million dollars in November 2013.
4. JACKSON POLLOCK (“Number 5, 1948″, 1948):
It is one of the strange paintings and sold for 140 million dollars. This painting was done by the sheet of fiberboard which was 8×4 sizes. This paint is a mixture of brown and yellow and some drizzle is seen on the top .It was displayed at the Museum of Modern Art before being sold to David Geffen.
5. WILLEM DE KOONING(“Woman III”, 1952-53):
A billionaire and as well as a paint lover boy Steven A. Cohen who has a vast collection of paint sold “Woman III “ for 135 million dollars . Actually It was one of the creation from six of Willem De Kooning and other five are in world-class museums. Only Woman III has been purchased by Cohen.
6. GUSTAV KLIMT(“Adele Bloch-bauer I”, 1907):
It is painted from gold and oil canvas and The painter was Gustav Klimt. He painted it in 1907. It took almost 3 years to complete. It was sold for 135 million dollars at an auction in 2006 .
7. EDVARD MUNCH (“the scream” 1895):
One of the best works of Edward Munch who was called as an expressionist artist in the 19th century. This paint depicted about the pain and misery. On the other hand it is a symbol of contemporary art. It is named “The Scream of Nature” because of its four deviations. This picture was sold at an auction for 119.9 million dollars in 2012.
8. JASPER JOHN (“flag” 1958):
This is a paint of The American’s flag and it is painted by Jasper Johns. It was John’s most famous work and he painted his first American flag in 1954-1955. This famous hot wax painting was purchased by SAC Capital Advisers founder Steven Cohen for 11o million dollars.
9. PABLO PICASSO ( “nude, green leaves and bust”,1932):
Picassso had been demonstrated his talents from his adolescent life .Painting was so famous that time by it’s realistic manner. This picture the women is being seen, she is the mistress name Marie-Therese Walter,aka. In 2010 this picture sold for 106 million dollars at Christie’s auction to an anonymous bidder.
10. ANDY WARHOL (silver car crash [double disaster], 1932) :
It is painted by a leader in the visual arts movement Andy Warhol . It is also called the pop art .He focused on the relationship among artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement. “15 minutes of fame” was also named by American Artist Andy Warhol. 105 million dollars was the price of this paint at an auction.
Albert Einstein 
Albert Einstein is probably one of the most popular figures of all times. He is considered a genius because he created the Theory of Relativity, and so, challenged Newtons laws, that were the basis of everything known in physics until the beginning of the 20th century. But, as a person, he was considered a beatnik, and this picture, taken on March 14, 1951 proves that.
Afghan Girl 
Sharbat Gula was one of the students in an informal school within the refugee camp; McCurry, rarely given the opportunity to photograph Afghan women, seized the opportunity and captured her image. She was approximately 12 years old at the time. She made it on the cover of National Geographic next year, and her identity was discovered in 1992.
Sudan Famine UN food camp 
The picture depicts stricken child crawling towards an United Nations food camp, located a kilometer away. The vulture is waiting for the child to die so that it can eat him. This picture shocked the whole world. No one knows what happened to the child, including the photographer Kevin Carter who left the place as soon as the photograph was taken.
Fire on Marlborough Street 
On July 22, 1975, photograph Stanley J. Forman working for the Boston Herald American newspaper when a police scanner picked up an emergency: “Fire on Marlborough Street!”
Climbed on a the fire truck, Forman shot the picture of a young woman, Diana Bryant, and a very young girl, Tiare Jones when they fell helplessly. Diana Bryant was pronounced dead at the scene. The young girl lived. Despite a heroic effort, the fireman who tried to grab them had been just seconds away from saving the lives of both.
Lunch atop a Skyscraper 
The photograph depicts 11 men eating lunch, seated on a girder with their feet dangling hundreds of feet above the New York City streets. Ebbets took the photo on September 29, 1932, and it appeared in the New York Herald Tribune in its Sunday photo supplement on October 2. Taken on the 69th floor of the GE Building during the last several months of construction, the photo Resting on a Girder shows the same workers napping on the beam.
Nowadays, landscape oil paintings have become one of the most welcomed art work which is used to decorate the house. This kind of painting will bring you a real way to appreciate the beautiful natural scenery. Also, it will make you feel spiritual connection with the outside nature and enjoy the beauty of nature. So the landscape oil paintings become the best gift for our home.
Landscape oil paintings describe different natural sceneries, included sea, forest, lakes, mountains, towns, bridges, valleys and the like. A painting with the subject of sea view will give you a nice mood and endless imagination. A painting with forest view will have you get fresh air and green sight. A painting with mountain will let you feel the magnificent soul of nature. A painting with a blue sky will bring you and your family with a sooting effect.
This kind of painting plays a vital role in the term of home decoration. It helps us to enjoy the natural beauty and meanwhile, it will enhance our living space. There are various sorts of landscape oil paintings which you can choose to decorate the home. However, it is a little hard for people to make choice in the endless variety of landscape oil paintings. The most important thing you need to think of is that the painting shall match the tone and atmosphere of your room. As above mentioned, the sea view can give you good mood and powerful imagination and the clear blue sky can bring you calming ambient. So, it is necessary to make sure which kind of effect you want to get from the painting. Then, you can go to some oil painting galleryto choose one landscape oil paintings to embellish your home.
No matter which kind of painting you finally purchase, it’s better to be sure that you choose the right one that you desire and it can reflect your taste. All in all, we need to focus on what we appreciate, because it is the best way to help us choose right oil paintings which we shall cherish for a lifetime.
Bathed in first light at dawn, this beach on the south end of Saturna Island looks as if it has been painted!
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Assessing someone’s art has aptly been itself an art. You as a visual artist or a photographer can be excellent, good, average or bad. Although man is considered the best judge of his own, but when it comes to evaluating his original finesse and rank among his contemporaries, nothing could match up the Art Competitions. These competitions are the best way to help you know where you stand among the rest and your art is good nevertheless, what are the aspects that need improving.
A thorough preparation prior going for an Art Competition will immensely help you get through these kinds of tough competitions.
It will certainly clear out the things for you that how you can prepare up for the upcoming event. When an organizer organizes an event, he is expected to detail each and everything related to the competition, including the previous competition norms, regulations and results. You can at ease draw a parallel if the competition to be held is similar to the previous one or some changes have been included this time. Checking out the work of the winner can make you understand what kind of approach will be required to win this year’s title. Not having seen the work of those who lagged behind can be a big mistake since you may spot some flaws committed by those artists, you often do as well. This kind of approach can really be a plus to revise your strategies, before entering into the real battlefield.
Read all the instructions carefully:
What if you’ve sweated out hard day in day out to sharpen up your skills and deliver your best, but your work doesn’t get noticed? No surprise, your entire world will come crashing around you. This certainly can be a reality, if you turn bit casual in submitting your entries. Read on the following points and check out these same points carefully in the competition you’re planning to partake in, before applying for the competition:
Don’t get confused over the mentioned dates rather note them down in your paper be it, entry fee, work submission and result date.
Terms and Conditions should be read out very cautiously since missing reading one important line can stop your work being considered.
Check out whether you’ve to own the copyright to your submissions. If yes, then place this work on the top of your must-do list.
There are various online art websites running, including, art.com, zazzle.com and fineartamerica.com, offering the artists to create their portfolio on these sites. Make sure if you need first to upload your competition’s stuff in the portfolio made on the site organizing the event.
Be the judge of your own work:
Once you’re done with all the formalities, the real test starts for you thereon. Exceptions excluded; you can’t emerge as a winner, unless, your work is not a masterpiece in your own eyes. Choosing out the best out from all the work done by you can be fruitful as then; you will be submitting your best piece, be it, visual art, clicked or canvas photographs or canvas paintings, or any other artwork, in the competition. Doing so, without doubt it enhances your chances of being selected in the cream-list.
Be original and different:
Taking inspiration from the other’s work is fine. You as an artist can even add that inspiring touch in your work as well. Do remember, your this very attempt doesn’t make your work look like a copied stuff. It’s far better to assess the work of others with a different perspective while creating your own work with an entirely different outlook. Authentic work takes time to get finished with elegant footprints. Take out your time and get succeeded in creating something never heard and seen before. Submitting this kind of original work in a competition will undeniably grab the attention of the jury.
No ifs and buts:
There is no use repenting after submitting your work. Meaning, you’d think deeply and wisely about submitting the work out of all available that can bring a big round of applause to you. There should be no doubt in your mind post-submission whether this is the best work or something else in its place can be used.
You’re an artist who makes canvas paintings, clicks photographs or does any other kind of artistic work, looking forward to showcasing your talent to the rest world, but you’ve been unable to do so as you don’t know what to do.
Your search may end up at http://www.exportingart.com, an online portal organizing an Art contest for the visual artists and photographers. Recommend availing this diamond chance since you as an artist not only will receive appreciation from all round the corners for your genuine work , but it will also bring pecuniary benefits to you in the form of prizes to be distributed to the winners. If you delay applying for the competition, then, this thing will be equated with cornering the once-in-a-while opportunity since having emerged as the best, your work will charm the plenty of Art-Lovers associated with the site.
Moreover, all the work you’re planning to submit must be uploaded in your portfolio made under the site first, before submitting to the competition.
Make your portfolio in case you don’t have it that doesn’t take more than a few minutes.
So much to paint, so little time!
Plan of action this evening, finish this painting!
I’ll let you know if I manage it…I like a challenge .
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