1. THE MONA LISA BY LEONARDO DA VINCI
This one has probably crossed your mind, but we just couldn't help mentioning what is probably the most famous painting in the world, drawn between 1503 and 1517.
2. IMPRESSION, SUNRISE BY CLAUDE MONET
The painting, shown in Paris in April 1874, is known as the work of art the marks the beginning of the Impressionist movement.
3. POPPY FIELD BY CLAUDE MONET
Monet again. This painting was finished in 1873, and was also shown at the first Impressionist Exhibition in April 1874, along with Impression, Sunrise.
4. THE GLEANERS BY JEAN-FRANCOIS MILLET
The painting from 1857 illustrates Millet's favorite topic: peasant life. The Gleaners is a culmination of ten years of research on the work of gleaners, the incarnation of the working class in the French countryside.
5. STARRY NIGHT OVER THE RHONE BY VINCENT VAN GOGH
The Musée d'Orsay is also home of this view of the Rhône river painted by Van Gogh in 1888.
6. IN A CAFÉ BY EDGAR DEGAS
While Degas is most famous for his interest in ballet dancers, he also explored the underbelly of Paris, notably in his work In a Café (also known as Absinthe) in 1873.
7. DANCE AT LE MOULIN DE LA GALETTE BY PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR
Painted in 1876, this is one of Renoir’s (and the world’s) most famous paintings. It was shown at the Impressionist Exhibition in 1877.
8. THE CORONOATION OF NAPOLEON BY JACQUES-LOUIS DAVID
Completed in 1807 by the official painter of Napoleon I, this painting is designed to impress with its imposing dimensions – nearly 10 meters wide and 6 meters tall.