10 of the Most Expensive Paintings

A painting is a contemporary piece of majestic artwork which seizes the gaze of every art lover or any enthusiastic person on earth. What makes it worth more special or undoubtedly great? Is it its mere abstract message or the tone of the painter’s brush? The world has been gifted by many unusual phenomenal paintings by the masterclass. To satisfy the inborn passion of art collectors & appreciators, the idea of auction was upon to qualify the true worth of the craftsmanship.


10. Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier

An Artist’s creative master piece is well served when the painting is given a well aperture of its cost at a royal variety exhibition. This painting was craved by Paul Cézanne in 1893 and was auctioned for $60,500,000 at q`world renowned  Sotheby’s New York Auction Centre on May 10, 1999 to the family of huge media tycoons called The Whitneys. Its rated No. 10 by all time New York Museum and contemporary Arts council.


9. Portrait de l’Artiste sans Barbe by Vincent van Gogh

Dutch are known for exhilarating passions including one for art. Portrait de l’artiste sans barbe is a self portrait of Vincent van Gogh. He imaged himself without the beard though he had one. This one was done in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France in September 1889. The Canvas consists of oil paints and is 40 cm x 31 cm in dimension. The self-portrait was enlisted to be the most expensive portrait  paintings of all time in 1998 when it was given out for for $71.5 million in New York city.


8. Massacre of the Innocents by Peter Paul Rubens

This creative masterpiece deduces the Human inner sentiment of vulgar behavior and genocide which Peter Paul Rubens depicted in his painting. It was done in 1611 by him and is the only painting to be recorded having painted in 16th rather than 19th or 20th century. Kenneth Thomson was the first buyer of the canvas followed by Baron Thomson of Fleet for $76,700,000 in 2002 at Sotheby Auctions.


7. Bal Au Moulin de la Galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir


The streets of France are diluted by highly artistic mob in today’s date. Bal au moulin de la Galette, Montmartre was painted by French painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1876, captivating the interest of art collector Ryoei Saito. On May 17, 1990, it was sold for $ 78,000,000 at Sotheby’s in New York City to him, along with which he also had the honor of possessing Dr Gachet’s portrait.


6. Le Bassin Aux Nympheas by Claude Monet

Claude Monet impressed a big hoard of art into one portrait giving the painting a glamor record auctioning worth of $80,451,178, the highest amount  paid to Christi’s in the whole of Europe during early 1900s.


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