What are some examples of antique oil paintings?


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"The Sistine Madonna," "The Wedding Feast at Canna" and "Mona Lisa" are all well-known antique oil paintings. "The Wedding Feast at Canna" is by Italian painter Paolo Veronese. The artist painted it in 1563 in Venice, Italy. As of 2015, the painting is displayed in the Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, and it is the largest painting in the museum. The painting depicts a scene from the Christian New Testament in which Jesus Christ turned water into wine.

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"The Sistine Madonna" was created in 1513 to 1514 by Raphael. This painting is the last art work by the artist that depicts Madonna. Pope Julius II ordered the painting to display it in the sepulcher of Julius II. However, the painting was placed in the Benedictine abbey church of San Sisto in Piacenza, Italy. As of 2015, the painting is on display in the Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden.

"Mona Lisa" is one of the most famous oil paintings in the world. It was created by Leonardo da Vinci between 1503 and 1505. As of 2015, the painting is displayed in the Musee du Louvre in Paris, France. According to Italian painter Giorgio Vasari, the painting depicts a young Florentine woman, Mona Lisa, who is also known as La Gioconda because of her marriage. One of the most remarkable features of this portrait is Mona Lisa's smile, which was achieved due to the sfumato technique used by da Vinci.

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