Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci:
Mona Lisa, one of the most renowned portraits, is at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The subject's enigmatic smile, painted by Leonardo da Vinci between 1503 and 1506, has intrigued audiences for ages.
Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh:
The iconic 1889 painting Starry Night was painted by Vincent van Gogh. This vivid and expressive night sky over a little village is a signature of the artist's work.
The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí:
In 1931, Salvador Dalí created a surrealist masterpiece with melting clocks covering numerous things. The New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) displays this classic image of time and the subconscious.
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci:
The Last Supper, another da Vinci masterwork, was painted between 1495 and 1498. This famous piece at Milan's Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie depicts Jesus' announcement that a disciple will betray him.
Guernica by Pablo Picasso:
Pablo Picasso's dramatic anti-war painting Guernica was painted in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. The Madrid Museo Reina Sofia displays the mural-sized war horror picture.
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer:
Johannes Vermeer's 1665 masterwork is known for its intriguing stare and light play. The Mauritshuis museum in The Hague has it.
The Scream by Edvard Munch:
Existential agony is symbolised by The Scream, created in 1893. The National Gallery in Oslo displays Edvard Munch's masterwork, which has been interpreted many times.