Van Gogh Defeated? Check Out This Surprising “Top 10 Art for 2016” Infographic
Online art gallery overstockArt.com ends each year by announcing the top 10 oil paintings, according to their analysis of millions of customer data points. For several years, Vincent van Gogh’s “Café Terrace at Night” held the top spot – but no more. This year’s list features a more consolidated selection of world-famous artists, each managing to win spots for several artworks.
The previous #1 van Gogh has since fallen to #4 and his only other appearance on the list is “Starry Night”, barely making it in at #10. Tied with Vincent with two spots each are French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Vienna Secession leader Gustav Klimt. One of Klimt’s most famous works, “The Kiss”, is featured in overstockArt’s exclusive Luxury Line edition featuring gold leaf embellishment. A highlight of his “Golden Period”, it’s no wonder that the added authenticity offered by this line has been such a hit with customers. Founder of Impressionism Claude Monet leads with the most paintings featured at 4, but his best placing is a close second. Renoir’s “Grande Vase di Fiori” wins the #1 spot with its vibrant portrayal of a gorgeous bouquet.
The full listing of the top 10 oil paintings sold online in 2016 according to overstockArt.com’s statistics are:
1. Grande Vase di Fiori by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
2. Garden Path at Giverny by Claude Monet
3. Corner of the Garden at Montgeron by Claude Monet
4. Café Terrace at Night by Vincent van Gogh
5. Poppy Field in Argenteuil by Claude Monet
6. Apple Tree I by Gustav Klimt
7. The Kiss (Luxury Line) by Gustav Klimt
8. Discarded Roses by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
9. Artist’s Garden at Giverny by Claude Monet
10. Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh
The CEO of overstockArt.com David Sasson is excited about this year’s list, saying “There is a lot we can learn from these timeless works of art. There’s a reason people are drawn to them and enjoy them. Perhaps it’s because the artists knew the journey was the destination and enjoyed the process of making art.” Sasson reflects on the reason overstockArt.com was created and adds, “overstockArt.com is more than an online art gallery, it is a gateway that allows people to access the essence of these timeless works of art that is so uplifting and reviving to the human spirit. We believe everyone should be able to enjoy the personal inspiration these artists provide no matter what their budget.”
The Top 10 list is released annually due to popular demand, “Consumers and companies strive to keep up with the latest interior décor trends to maintain a modern appeal,” said Sasson. “Just like they care about Pantone’s annual ‘it’ color, they want to know what décor accessories are hot. Our annual top 10 list makes it easy for consumers to stay on top of the trends and find out which oil paintings are most hip and desirable in the marketplace.”
overstockArt.com is one of the web’s most successful distributors of wall décor items with the most comprehensive selection of hand painted reproduction oil paintings, contemporary artist prints, and museum frames to choose from in the online oil painting industry.