11 World Famous Paintings with Unusual Names

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The Son of a Man

The Son of a Man by Rene Magritte
The Son of a Man by Rene Magritte

It is definitely a name that can grab the interest of anyone. This is a painting by Rene Magritte, a Belgian artist.

This character in this surrealist painting has many features that might surprise you. First thing you might notice is the green apple hanging in the air, just in front of the man’s face. If you look closer, the subject is peeking through the side of that apple. Next thing, the left elbow of the subject is twisted to the back.

The Night Watch

The Night Watch
The Night Watch by Rembrandt

This painting is one of the most famous works of the Dutch artist, Rembrandt.

There are many reasons why this painting is so famous today. One is the absolute large size of this painting, which stands at almost 12 x 14 ft. Another reason would be intelligent and effective use of lighting all through the painting.

This is oil on canvas painting, completed in the year 1642. Today, this is a priced possession of Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

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