Where The World's Most Famous Art Is Located: A Guide

08/04/2016 2:08 PM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
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Members of the media are gathered next to Mona Lisa, during an event to unveil the new lighting of Leonardo da Vinci's painting Mona Lisa, also known as La Joconde, at the Louvre museum in Paris, Tuesday June 4, 2013. Mona Lisa is now illuminated by LED lighting. The lighting had to meet various technical specifications, but also meet the more subjective and aesthetic requirements of the museum Director and France’s Historical Monuments Committee.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

Zero points for naming where the Mona Lisa hangs -- everyone knows she's on display in The Louvre, Paris (though if you've ever visited her you might have been surprised to learn just how small the painting is).

Though, have you ever given thought to where other famous works of art are located? Sure, you've heard their names, but where abouts in the world are they?

Not surprisingly, a whole bunch are found in Europe. The Birth Of Venus, a painting depicting the goddess emerging from the sea, is hanging in Florence and happens to be one of the earliest paintings to be completed on canvas.

The Creation Of Adam (who is a bit of a hottie, by the way) calls the Vatican City home and is the iconic fresco found on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Considering it's not really portable it won't be on display anywhere else soon.

Confusingly, Monet's Water Lilies are everywhere. Reason being is there isn't just one painting but a series of over 250. You can find some in New York City, others in London, and some tour various galleries around the worlds, so always keep an eye out.

Check out the below infographic for a quick history lesson and pop these places on your next travel itinerary for some arty sightseeing.

Saaaah cultured.

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