GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING By Johannes Vermeer Sometimes referred as “The Dutch Mona Lisa”, Girl with a Pearl Ear-ring is a portrait of a girl depicted by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. It was painted around 1665, when portraying just a head was not considered as a portrait. In his time, Johannes Vermeer couldn’t sell the painting for much, but today, it’s one of the most admired paintings in art-world. In present time, we can find it at Mauritshuis gallery in The Hague.
Flaming June is a painting by Sir Frederic Leighton, produced in 1895 is widely considered to be Leighton's magnum opus, showing his classicist nature. It is thought that the woman portrayed alludes to the figures of sleeping nymphs and naiads the Greeks often sculpted. The (toxic) Oleander branch in the top right, symbolises the fragile link between sleep and death.
The Scream – Edvard Munch. The most famous piece by Edvard Munch, painted around 1893. It was painted using oil and pastel on cardboard. This frightening painting is on display at The National Gallery, Oslo, Norway