Nature, love and relationships are explored in this year’s list of top-rated works of art
Wichita, Kansas – December 22, 2021 – As 2021 draws to a close, overstockArt.com – an oil painting reproduction giant – has compiled a list of the 10 most popular paintings of the year chosen by the platform’s online customer base.
Although the originals were created over a span of over 400 years, they share key themes that continue to appeal to art lovers today: the power and beauty of nature, and the exploration of love and relationships.
The Top Ten artists are primarily from continental Europe, with iconic painters from France, the Netherlands, Austria, Russia and Italy joined by John William Waterhouse from Great Britain and Harry Roseland from the United States. The most recent painting (Kandinsky’s Composition VII) was created in 1913, and the oldest (The last supper) dates back to 1498.
The abandoned roses by impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir were the most popular painting of 2021 and are an outstanding example of the artist’s excellence in still life. Famous for saying he viewed flower painting as a form of relaxation, this particular subject allowed Renoir to experiment with color and express a love for nature that continues to be shared today.
The Top 10 also includes the only seascape ever painted by Rembrandt, the last painting of Klimt’s Golden Period, and Vincent Van Gogh is the only artist with two pieces on the top 10, one of which painted while ” he was a patient in a psychiatric asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Starry Night).
Top 10 most Popular Paintings for 2021
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1875) – Abandoned Roses
Vincent Van Gogh (1889) – Starry night
Vincent Van Gogh (1888) – Café terrace at night
Rembrandt (1633) – The Storm on the Sea of Galilee
Claude Monet (1877) – Corner of the Garden at Montgeron
Gustav Klimt (1907) – The kiss
Harry Roseland (1904) – To the highest bidder
Vassily Kandinsky (1913) – Composition VII, 1913
Leonardo da Vinci (1498) – The Last Supper
John William Waterhouse (1888) – The Lady of Shalott
The vice president of e-commerce for overstockArt.com, Amitai Sasson, said consumers’ emotional connection to paintings shows that despite advancements in technology and modernization, being enchanted by art is part of the human condition.
“Each of these artists explored the world around them in their brushstrokes, from the peace and quiet of a café terrace at dusk to the terror in the eyes of a mother as her daughter is sold. auctioned as a slave. The scenarios are completely opposite and drawn from different periods of history, but art finds a commonality that we can all relate to, ”said Mr. Sasson.
Outstanding overstockArt.com reproductions of these iconic paintings can be purchased online, along with other exceptional wall decor items including the recently launched line of ornamental mother of pearl mirrors.
Founded in 2002, overstockArt.com is one of the world’s leading distributors of high quality wall art.
The goal of the online retailer is to make it easy and affordable for people to transform their space with premium wall art. Recognized as a leading shopping destination for hand-painted art reproductions, overstockArt.com has expanded its offering to include original canvas art prints, glass ornaments, ceramic tiles and specialized mirrors.
The company also owns and operates Artist Become (ArtistBe.com), the online community of contemporary artists from around the world.
Based in Wichita, Kansas, the retailer has been named in the Inc. 5000 Inc. 2010, 2011 and 2012 Inc. lists, in Internet Retailer’s 2012 Hot 100 list, and received the STELLAService seal for Elite customer service. .
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