For what the largest amount of money would you buy a painting? Some people are willing to give very big amounts to buy a great piece of art. We have made a list of some of the most expensive paintings!
Salvator Mundi by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinchi (y. 1500) is one of the most expensive paintings in the world. Here we can see Jesus Christ in Renaissance dress, he holds a crystal ball in his left hand, which symbolizes spheres of heavans. Jesus is shown as the savior of the world. Though it is a copy shich has been found and restored recently, it was sold at auction for 450.3 million of dollars to the Prince Badr bin Abdullah ad became the most expensive painting which has ever been sold at public auction (now the record is already broken).
Nu Couche by Amedeo Modigliani was sold for 157 milion of dollars at auction in 2018. This piece of art depicts a naked female figure in repose. Modigliani shocked Europe at the beginning of the 20th century with this painting, which symbolizes the beauty of the female body.
No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red) by Latvian-American abstract expressionist Mark Rothko was painted in 1951. In 2014 it was bought for 180 million of dollars by Russian businessmen Dmitry Ryvbolovlev and it became one of the most expensive painting sold at autcion. The painter uses the darker colours at the top which symbolizes depression that plagued him.
Nafea faa ipoipo (When will you marry?) by French artist P. Gauguin was created in 1892. It was sold to Quatar Sheikha in 2015 for 210 million of dollars. This piece of art depicts 2 women among the nature (Gauguin completed this painting when he had gone to Thaiti). It illustrates the authenticity of a rooted culture.
A famous painting The Scream by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch symbolizes the anxiety of a human. There are actually 4 versions of the work: 2 in paint and 2 in pastel. The second pastel version was sold at Sotheby`s auction for about 119 million of dollars to an American investor and art collector Leon Black.
Young Girl With a Flower Basker by P. Picasso is a 1905 painting from his Rose period. After retuning from the Netherlands` countryside a famous Spanich painter painted this piece of art. At the picture we can see naked girl who worked as flowers seller. In 2018 it was sold for 115 million of dollars.
Meules by Claude Monet was sold for 110.7 million of dollars. It is the most glourius work of a famous French painter, which is the part of his series ‘Haystacks’. It was the first time the work had come to auction since 1986. We can obseve stong diagonal lines at the picture. It depicts harmony and well-being.
Which painting would you buy if you had a lot of money? Write in the comments!