1Opera Garner Ceilings by Marc Chagall – Paris
The vibrant colors of this 2600-square-foot artwork is indeed more than a brilliant masterpiece. It’s inspired by great composers, artists, actors and dancers. This required 8 months of work and 400 pounds of paint before it was completed in 1964.
2The Two Fridas by Frida Kahlo – Mexico
Museo de Arte Moderno houses the graphic artwork inspired by Frida Kahlo’s miserable divorce with her husband, Diego Rivera. The painting depicts Kahlos’ dual heritage: German from her father and Mexican from her mother. Kahlo ended up hating her European heritage after her divorce which was also a result of her husband’s favor over her Latina heritage.
3Dance of Life by Edvard Munch – Oslo
Also the creator of the famous painting, “Scream”, Munch was believed to suffer anxiety and depression which inspired dark and harrowing creations. The Dance of Life depicts a brighter look into life, though, with the different stages of a woman’s life.
4The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch – Madrid
Completed five centuries ago, Bosch’s eccentric masterpiece gave many religious onlookers a scare. The painting included strange creatures which we might call aliens now and vessels that we might also think to not be of this world. The Garden of Earthly Delights is housed in Museo del Prado in Madrid.
5Attirement of the Bride by Max Ernst – Venice
If you have kids with you, this artwork might cause a number of machine gun questions. Max Ernst’s works are very eclectic and can be unusual. This painting is full of mystery despite the familiar feel and look of a woman’s bare body. Ernst is said to have a bird alter ego thus the presence of birds in many of his works.
Have you seen any of these? Artwork needs a special eye for it to be appreciated and one can only wish he can see the painting the way the creator saw it. If that was possible, it would be a lot easier to appreciate even the weirdest looking ones.
Still, if you happen to travel to these countries, give these paintings a look!