Looking at famous paintings past and present can teach you many things, including composition and handling of paint. Though probably the most important lesson is that you should ultimately paint for yourself, not for a market or for posterity.
|Night Watch by Rembrandt||Hare by Albrecht Dürer||Sistine Chapel Ceiling Fresco by Michelangelo||Sistine Chapel Ceiling: A Detail|
|"The Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci||Leonardo da Vinci Notebook||Famous Painters: Monet at Giverny||Monet's Painting Signature|
|Famous Paintings: Impression Sunrise by Monet||Famous Paintings: Haystacks Series by Monet||Famous Paintings: Claude Monet "Water Lilies"||Camille Pissarro's Painting Signature|