25 Most Expensive Paintings in the World

#23 – “Diana and Actaeon” – Titian – $70.6 million

Diana and Actaeon | Painted by Titian | 25 Most Expensive Paintings in the World
Diana and Actaeon | Painted by Titian

This painting was painted, as you have read, by one of the most famous Italian Renaissance painters – Titian. It took this master Renaissance painter to paint “Diana and Actaeon” three years, from 1556 to 1559. This painting is considered by art critics as one of the most fabulous paintings Titian had painted.

Oooh, and we see on this painting some nudity. But, no the extreme nudity is not depicted. This painting isn’t some pornographic scene, but it rather depicts a scene when the goddess Diana met Actaeon.

In the year of 2009, the Duke of Sutherland conferred this masterpiece to the National Galleries of Scotland & National Gallery in London.


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  1. You are far away of having traced down the most expansive painting in the world! To my knowledge, this happens to be a work of Paul Gauguin painted in 1892 and entitled “Nafea faa ipoipo” (which in tahitian means “When will you marry”). It was once owned by swiss collector Rudolf Staehelin, who bought it in 1917, and sold in 2015 by his grandson to the emir of Quatar for an alleged price of $300 million.

  2. To the know-all commenter on here; NONE of these works, nor the Qatar Gauguin, could remotely be described as the most expansive in the world. See what you said, now?

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