Everyone appreciates art. Sometimes, however, it can be challenging to pronounce the names of the geniuses behind the masterpieces.
For those of you who are hesitant to say an artist's name out loud, here's our quick pronunciation guide.
1. Auguste Rodin (oh-GOOST roh-DAN)
This French sculptor's most recognizable work is "The Thinker." This most famous version of this bronze sculpture was cast in 1904.
2. Georges Seurat (zhorzh sir-AH)
His most famous work is "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte," which was painted in 1884.
3. Louis Daguerre (loo-IS da-GAIR)
4. Titian (TISH-in)
Titian is an Italian painter known for his religious paintings. This is the "Assunta" or "The Assumption of the Virgin." It was painted in 1515–18.
5. Edgar Degas (ED-gar deh-GAH)
Degas is best known for perfectly capturing the motion of graceful ballerinas in his art. This is "The Dance Class (La Classe de Danse)," which dates back to 1873–1876.
6. Edvard Munch (ED-vard MOONK)
7. Jan van Eyck (YAWN vun EYE-k)
He created "The Arolfini Portrait," a painting you can stare at for hours because of the intricate detail in the reflection in the mirror.8. Claude Monet (KLOD mow-NEI)
Monet is your go-to artist for French Impressionist artwork. He painted "Waterlilies and Japanese Bridge" in 1899.
9. Paul Gauguin (POL go-GAN)
10. Hieronymus Bosch (hi-RAHN-eh-mus BOSH)
Bosch's paintings are overwhelming yet captivating at the same time. "The Garden of Earthly Delights" dates back to 1495-1505.
Now you can proudly pronounce the names of some of the world's most famous artists with this guide!