5 World Famous Paintings That Have Interesting Back Stories Behind Those

Famous Paintings That Have Interesting Back Stories

Painting is one of the oldest form of arts and entertainments of the world. From the day cave men started to draw animals on the walls of caves the tradition of painting started. Famous artists all over the world had drawn several paintings that are famous around the world even today. It is not only for the skill of the artist but these paintings have really interesting background stories behind those. Here are 5 such world famous paintings drawn by great painters.

The Adoration Of The Magi by Giotto

The Adoration of the Magi is a subject that was drawn by several famous painters of the world. But this particular drawing or painting by Giotto, a 14th century Italian artist created sensation because this painting showed a comet on upper part of the frame in place of star of Bethlehem. Researchers and experts say that Giotto started the painting in 1303 two years after the appearance of Halley’s comet in 1301. Perhaps this inspired the artist. Giotto took some liberty and draw this comet in place of the star.

The Adoration Of The Magi by Giotto

Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci

Mona Lisa is perhaps the most famous painting in the world which has an atmosphere of mystery around it. Over the years common people as well as researchers have speculated whether the woman in the painting is really a woman at all! The origin of the art really has baffled people over years. At last it comes to light that this figure in the painting belonged to a woman named Lisa Giocondo who was wife of a rich merchant in Florence. That particular rich family provided the necessary money to organize the painting session. The occasion was birth of a baby in the family.

Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci

The Declaration Of The Independence by John Trumbull

This painting is one of the most famous paintings in the history of US. This drawn by John Trumbull in 1817 can be seen in the US Capitol building. The painting has remained there for last 200 years. Though there is a popular belief that it shows the signing of the declaration of the independence but in reality what is there is the presentation of the first draft of the declaration by some members to John Hancock, the President of Continental Congress.

The Declaration Of The Independence by John Trumbull

The Card Players by Cezanne

One of the versions of The Card Players by famous painter Paul Cezanne happens to be one of the most expensive paintings in the world. That particular painting which shows two men who are workers really enjoying a game of cards with relaxed mind and relish, mesmerizes lovers of painting even today. The curious and interesting fact is that Cezanne used no real workers for the paintings. Instead he used models for all the versions of The Card players.

The Card Players by Cezanne



The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

It is often said that genius people are always eccentric in nature. This perfectly suits to Van Gogh.  He had to spend some times inside mental asylum for the mental brake down. During this period Van Gogh used to view the starry night sky from the window of his room in the asylum regularly and kept it in mind. That image later on inspired him to draw several versions of the famous Starry Night  when he got out from the asylum.

The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

So you want to know about some world famous paintings that have interesting stories behind those. Here is a list for you.