Some of the most famous paintings in history have a story to tell that you may not have known before. For example you may be familiar with The Creation of Adam, which was painted by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. But did you know that it took him four years to complete and is meant to illustrate the creation and downfall of mankind? Also, the mystery surrounding Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring has led to it being referred to as the “Mona Lisa of the North.” Intrigue and history are what make these paintings masterpieces and they are also revered for their ability to make you think about what you are seeing. Due to their popularity they have been made into reprints that you can purchase for your home as well. Learn more about the ten most popular reprints and their backstories by reading through the following infographic.

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