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  • Hmm... well set question...I've never actually thought of this, i have a lot of munch picasso, van gogh, monet and davinci at home... i would have to say... um... pictures of light houses :) lol...that is a hard question, i'll get back to you on that one!
  • Stuff by Van Gogh, like Still Life, come on. I know the guy only had one ear but he was painting fruit and chairs and they were all orange and yellow. I just don`t get it.
  • The Mona Lisa. I really hate how people spoof her.
  • The Mona Lisa. Yes it's nice...?
  • I love art, but...there's some Warhol that I still scratch my head over.
  • Andy Warhol's multicolored heads paintings
  • The Scream by artist Edvard Munch. I'm sorry ! It just isn't my taste.
  • No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock Unconfirmed rumors now buzzing the art world now place this painting at the top of the list, at least temporarily. If true, the $140 million price tag would be the highest ever for a painting, besting the $135 million paid for the Gustav Klimt painting Portrait of Adele Block Bauer in June 2006. Painted by expressionist Jackson Pollock in his trademark "drip" style, the 4' x 8' painting is said to have been purchased by entertainment mogul David Geffen in November 2006. Picture of oil painting, double click on picture for more innformation. http://www.chiff.com/a/painting-top-ten.htm
  • The Mona Lisa
  • "Living Paintbrush" by Yves Klein.It looks like someone spilled blue paint on a canvas. http://painting.about.com/od/arthistorytrivia/ig/Gallery-of-Famous-Paintings/Yves-Klein.htm
  • That is hard to say, because I love painting. Economically speaking, very many paintings are dramatically overrated, because prices over 10 million Dollars for a single work of art are just irrational. But I would like to understand the question not economically, rather in terms of art historical significance. There I think for example the German painter Gerhard Richter is overrated, as well as Luc Tuymans from Belgium. Generally speaking, the rating of paintings and painters is overrated itself. One should trust his or her own judgment, if possible.
  • anything by thomas kinkade
  • Anything by Jackson Pollock. American Gothic Whistler's Mother
  • The Mona Lisa. And anything by Mark Rothko (below). These are all worth millions.
  • Basically everything by Duchamp. Actually, screw it - all Postmodern art is grossly overrated. Wow! That's a urinal with a cigarette in it, HOW ARTISTIC. Psh.
  • the campbell soups and mona lisa
  • The Mona Lisa. I just do not understand why people love it.
  • Mona Lisa, Anything by Picasso Whistlers Mother. The Scream by Munch Anything by Van Gogh particularly his self portraits. Holbien Miniatures. Loads of them to be honest.
  • double yellow lines on the road
  • Anything Picasso painted yo...
  • Mona Lisa
  • all picaso's cubism paintings
  • Contemporary art depicting fruit bowl and flower vase I can certainly appreciate, and acknowledge the ordeals, misery and pain that artists like Van Gogh suffered throughout their lifetimes, however I am slightly annoyed that these elements which have somehow come to define art seem to be the only type of things that most people consider AS art. It makes it overrated if you ask me, or at least, the closest to what I would deem as such.
  • I never cared for the works of Picasso myself. I prefer the realisim in Rembrandt, vermeer and Michangelo. Nothing to me is more complex or more beautiful than the way they each captured light. And everyone that paints knows that how you capture light, is what makes a master. Im not into the kind of emotion evoked in cubisim and all that jazz... It is however in my opinion not at all "overrated." exactly as it does hold a purpose in the art world. I just don't care for it.
  • The Mona Lisa Anything by Picasso No. 5 Anything by Rothko
  • Picasso, especially his line drawings...
  • Mona Lisa and The Scream.
  • Many of Van Gogh's paintings. Van Gogh doesn't follow the rules of perspective yet the experts give him a pass by saying that he did this on purpose. How about this theory? Van Gogh was going crazy!
  • Just about anything abstract. I just don't get it and critics see all sorts of concepts and realities in them.
  • I think a lot of Rothko's art is overrated. They are just paintings of fuzzy squares of color! I don't think that saying they "symbolize" something is enough. They are so simplified that they can be up to any interpretation by the spectator or none... Jackson Pollock's "Lavender Mist" is next, but I think it is only a little less overrated.
  • Mona Lisa. Its a smile. Get over it critics. And the mixing of colors? yeah he was good, so? people are good now too. Because its a work of Leo doesn't mean it has to be great
  • Pretty much all paintings which are considered hugely famous. I've seen stuff similar to Rothko being sold in a market, Picasso-esque pieces painted by 17 year olds in highschool. I understand if the piece was the first and only of its kind at the time, but anything that's rehashed concepts is overrated if it becomes iconic.
  • Some Rothko's go for ten of millions - can't really wrap my head around that - here are a few.
  • Any painting that just sploshes a bunch of useless random lines and shapes on it. Any idiot can splash paint on a piece of paper. I just dont understand what makes them so special.
  • I honestly dont think art can be overrated. Each person has his or her own taste in art. Dont be angry at those who have different taste than yours. No one is forcing you to look at it or even think about it really. Art is art because it is allowing expression and freedom. Dont try to stop it by all means.
  • dogs playing poker lol.... (playfully serious) mona lisa...sorry everyone
  • Anyy Jackson pollock drip piantings...
  • That's easy, the Mona Lisa. It just looks like a thousand other portraits I've seen, and as for the "enigmatic" smile, it just looks like the faintly bored, forced smile of a woman thinking, "are you not finished painting me YET?"
  • Mona Lisa! I mean, like, was that an ugly mug or whut?
  • ALL popular paintings are overrated drivel. And NO I'm not some kind of "philistine" (that's such a pretentious word - there's never really any good reason to use it) --- I'm just someone who recognizes a con when he sees it. An entire canvas painted plain blue, selling for millions of dollars? They have that at Home Depot - It's called a COLOR SAMPLE!!!
  • Mona Lisa
  • The Blue Boy
  • Mona Lisa. Extremely famous but....I just don't get it! I find it plain or even ugly.
  • Mona Lisa, and by the looks of it alot of peopl agree with me! It just got to popular to fast and then i think people got sick of it.
  • i used to look at some paintings and say 'wow i could have painted that,' but then i realized that it isnt the technical parts of a piece of art that makes it beautiful.. think about why you like certain pieces,, because they evoke feeling from you- sometimes art is communication through colors and textures.. so even though to you a piece might have no worth, to another it might epitomize their feelings and inspire them..
  • Here we go! Call me a Moron - Loser- Tosser "et al" Michaelangelo's Sistine chapel> Hoooooowl!! yeah I think there are equally as beautiful, or even more beautiful ceilings & walls in Rome. I even think Donatello was a finer sculptor!
  • Whistler's Mother..... It's pretty creepy, and someone should have told him to cut the cord.
  • Mona Lisa
  • anything by pollock.
  • I would have to say: Mona Lisa, (Leonardo da Vinci) without a doubt. Next could possibly be 'Whistler's Mother' by James McNeill Whistler. It just reminds me of anybody and everybody's unidentified ancestor at some point in people's lives that have come and gone.
  • mona lisa
  • The Mona lisa. I saw it when i went to Paris with my college, was really nothing special.
  • The Mona Lisa is definately overated. Also, pretty much anything by Andy Warhol and most other "art for artist" type junk. <yawn>
  • Mona Lisa.What a dog!lol!
  • honestly, i would have to say anything that has to do with splatter painting is a piece of crap. Anyone with a brain can do it.
  • The Mona Lisa, for sure... Did you know that she actually DID have eyebrows (in the painting... well, and when she was alive too.) Age actually made then disappear, but when scientists studied the painting they found a few strands that withstood age. Interesting, huh?
  • Obviously, the Mona Lisa reigns supreme here. People that love that painting does so out of love and respect for the man who created it, not really out of any inherent quality in the painting itself. Which might be fitting, since there are theories it's actually a self-portrait of Da Vinci in drag.
  • mona lisa
  • Many things can be overrated, but not art. Maybe you overrate your own opinion. Rothko & Pollock are masters.
  • Well, like everyone else, I say the Mona Lisa. I saw it and I was like, "Okay, next!" Why is she so famous anyway?
  • The Mona Lisa by Leonardo DaVinci. Supposedly, he had worked on this piece and carried it around with him for years. Okay, so maybe he was this incredible genius, but the Mona Lisa is..well..she was really ugly. Whew!

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