Have you ever think of what the last artworks of history’s famous artists?
Here are the top 5 final masterpieces from the world’s greatest artists.
Last Self-Portrait (1972)
Pablo Picasso’s last well-known self portrait is called, somewhat aptly, Self Portrait Facing Death. He drew it with crayon on paper in 1972, less than a year before his death. Picasso worked right up until the day he died, aged 91, painting until 3am on Sunday, April 8th, just hours before he passed away. (via: arts.pallimed)
La Gerbe (1953)
French artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was a revolutionary and influential painter of the early 20th century, best known for the expressive color and form of his Fauvist style. His last work was Le Gerbe (1953), a piece made from ceramic tile embedded in plaster. It was his only west coast commission and it can be found in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). (via lacma.org)
The Circus (1891)
Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891) was a French post-Impressionist painter. He is best known for devising the painting techniques known as chromoluminarism and pointillism. The Circus was his last painting. It’s an oil on canvas painted in a Neo-Impressionist style in 1890-91, and it remained unfinished at the time of his death. It can be found at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. (via wikipedia)
The Transfiguration (1520)
Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483 – April 6, 1520) known as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His last work was The Transfiguration (1520). It was commissioned by Cardinal Giulio de Medici, the later Pope Clement VII (1523–1534), and it can now be found in the Pinacoteca Vaticana in Vatican City. (via wikipedia)
The Last Supper (1986)
Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was an American artist and leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His final series of paintings, called “The Last Supper,” was made in late 1986. It can now be seen at the Guggenheim Museum SoHo. (via artnet)