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8 Real-Life Locations Of Famous Paintings





Are you a fan of art? Have you ever wondered what it was like creating some of the world’s most beautiful paintings?

Here are 8 real-life settings of famous paintings that will probably make you appreciate art even more. These places have inspired some of the world’s most renowned artists such as Grant Wood, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Edvard Munch.

1. Le Café La Nuit (Café Terrace at Night by Vincent van Gogh)

Like a magnificent photograph, Vincent van Gogh was able to capture the life of Le Café La Nuit.

Van Gogh’s iconic starry sky element is displayed above a glowing café with busybodies.

2. Atelier Cézanne (Series of Still Life Paintings by Paul Cézanne)

Born and raised in the southern parts of France, Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne honed his painting skills at the Aix-en-Provence.

His house in the area has his studio still filled with Cézanne’s original furniture, painting supplies, and still-life props.

3. View from Terrain des Peintres in Provence (Mount Saint Victoire Series by Paul Cézanne)

Another work by Paul Cézanne, this painting is inspired by the stunning view of Mount Saint Victoire.

4. Monet’s Garden in Giverny (The Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge Series by Claude Monet)

Claude Monet, an Impressionist painter, created the famous Japanese-inspired garden paintings.

Monet once said:

“I work at my garden all the time and with love. What I need most are flowers, always. My heart is forever in Giverny.”

5. The Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament Series by Claude Monet)

Another masterpiece by Claude Monet, the Houses of Parliament Series display the real-life grandeur of the Palace of Westminster in London.

6. Maison Fournaise (Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir)

This is perhaps one of Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s most famous works.

It was inspired by the Maison Fournaise situated just outside of Paris, France.

7. Valhallvegen Road (The Scream Series by Edvard Munch)

One of art’s most iconic paintings is Edvard Munch’s The Scream.

This series of paintings is inspired by Munch’s frequent sunset strolls.

8. Dibble House (American Gothic by Grant Wood)

Perhaps one of the most famous modern works in the 1930s is Grant Wood’s American Gothic modeled by Wood’s sister and his dentist.

You can definitely feel the life in the art, especially when you realize that the painting was inspired by real-life places and settings.

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