11 real places that were captured in famous paintings (12 photos)

25 December 2023
Category: painting, 0+

Let's compare several real locations that are quite possible to visit with how they look in the paintings of great artists.

Did these people know that no matter what place they depicted on their canvas, it was doomed to become famous? Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Grant Wood, Alexey Savrasov and their colleagues from different centuries turned many of the most ordinary places and buildings into attractions, simply by making them part of their paintings.

Observation deck from Edvard Munch's The Scream

Year of creation: 1893

The location depicted in the painting is a roadside viewpoint called "Valhallveien" on Ekeberg Hill above Oslo, Norway.

House from Grant Wood's American Gothic

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Year of creation: 1930

The house depicted in the picture is located in the American city of Eldon, Iowa. By the way, Wood painted all the participants in the picture separately: he copied the girl from his sister Nan, and the man from a dentist. So the scene depicted on the canvas never happened in reality.

Cafe from Vincent van Gogh's Café Terrace at Night

Year of creation: 1888

The painting was inspired by a coffee shop in Arles, France, which is still open and welcoming visitors.

Pond and bridge from “Water Lilies” by Claude Monet

Year of creation: 1899

The “Water Lilies” cycle consisted of about 250 paintings; the collage depicts one of the most famous, “Japanese Bridge.” The garden depicted in the paintings of the cycle is part of the possessions of Monet himself in the French commune of Giverny. Here the artist gardened and painted.

The same street from the painting “Little Street” by Jean Vermeer

Year of creation: 1657

The house depicted in the picture was located in the center of the Dutch city of Delft in the area of the Woldersgracht canal.

Olson House from Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth

Year of creation: 1948

This house museum from the American city of Cushing in Maine became a museum and became famous because of its appearance in the painting.

The artist himself was a neighbor of the Olsons - in the foreground of the painting is Christina Olson, suffering from a neurological disorder. Due to her illness, the girl practically could not walk and crawled from place to place, which the artist reflected on the canvas - the drama of the situation is what made the painting so famous.

Scene from the painting "Hay Wagon" by John Constable

Year of creation: 1821

The house depicted in the painting is located on the River Stour between Suffolk and Essex, in the east of England.

Church from the painting “The Rooks Have Arrived” by Alexei Savrasov

Year of creation: 1871

The picture shows the Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Susanino, Kostroma region.

Port from the painting “Impression. Rising Sun" by Claude Monet

Year of creation: 1872

The canvas depicts the old outport of the French city of Le Havre.

The same street from the painting “Paris Street in Rainy Weather” by Gustave Caillebotte

Year of creation: 1877

The painting depicts the intersection of locations named after cities from different countries: from this angle there is a view of Dublin Square from Turin Street, near its intersection with Moscow Street.

The same church from the painting “The Church at Auvers” by Vincent van Gogh

Year of creation: 1890

The church is located in the French village of Auvers-sur-Oise, where the great artist spent the last two months of his life.

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  1. поріг
    28 December 2023 09:12
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    додайте картину айвазовсьго вибух корабля і фото бдк новочеркаськ, що пішов на##й у Феодосії