overstockArt.com Releases Top 10 Most Popular Art for 2014: Vincent Van Gogh Still Most Adored Artist in the World

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overstockArt.com releases annual top 10 list; Van Gogh captures top spot as the most popular artist in the world with his beloved epic creation: "Cafe Terrace."

overstockArt.com Releases Top 10 Most Popular Art for 2014

Top 10 Most Popular Art for 2014

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 art world.

The popular online art gallery, overstockArt.com, revealed today its annual top 10 oil paintings rankings for 2014. Topping the list is Vincent van Gogh’s masterpiece, "Cafe Terrace." Other artists named on the 2014 list include Claude Monet, Gustav Klimt, Pierre August Renoir, Edward Manet, Edgar Degas, Lord Frederic Leighton, and the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai.

Van Gogh had a spectacular year with his art taking up three spots in overstockArt.com's annual list of the top 10 best-selling oil paintings of the year. “Cafe Terrace” reigns supreme and is joined by another star filled sky scene, "Starry Night," grabbing the third position on the list. The elegant “Branches of an Almond Tree in Blossom” masterpiece, which Van Gogh painted as a gift to his brother Theo's new born son back in 1889, took the sixth spot on the coveted list.

The top 10 oil paintings sold online in 2014 according to overstockArt.com’s statistics are:
1. Cafe Terrace at Night by Vincent Van Gogh
2. Garden Path at Giverny by Claude Monet
3. Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh
4. The Kiss by Gustav Klimt
5. Discarded Roses by Pierre August Renoir
6. Branches of an Almond Tree by Vincent Van Gogh
7. Flaming June by Frederic Leighton
8. Cafe Concert by Edouard Manet
9. Dancers in Pink by Edgar Degas
10. The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai

Last, but not least on the Top 10 List is a Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai, with his Magnum Opus, "The Great Wave off Kanagawa." This is one of the most famous pieces of Japanese art in the world and Hokusai is known for the woodblock print series about Mount Fuji that this piece is a part of. This is the first Oriental Artist to make the list, which goes to show the amount of impact the Oriental cultures have today on our sense of style.

The CEO of overstockArt.com, David Sasson, is excited about this years list. He says “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 are 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 is.”

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.”

In 2014, overstockArt.com sold more than 100,000 oil paintings. They are 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.

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About overstockArt.com:
Founded in 2002, overstockArt.com is one the Web’s leading distributors of high-quality wall art. With more than 100,000 wall décor combinations to choose from in stock at all times, the online retailer has one goal: to make it easy and affordable for people to transform their space with hand painted art. Recognized as a premiere shopping destination for hand painted fine art reproductions, overstockArt.com has expanded its offerings to include hand painted and high-quality original canvas art prints. The company also owns and operates Artist Become (ArtistBe.com), the online community for contemporary artists around the world. overstockArt.com provides a plethora of other services such as Custom Art Services, Custom Framing, and Star in a Masterpiece Service. In addition, overstockArt.com offer Free Decor Assistance and Free Commercial Decorating Services.

Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., the retailer was named to Inc. Magazine’s 2010, 2011 and 2012 Inc. 5000 lists, Internet Retailer magazine’s 2012, 2014 Hot 100 list and 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Second 500 Guides, and was recognized with the STELLAService Seal for Elite customer service. For more information, visit http://www.overstockArt.com.

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