Artists often look to the stars for creative inspiration, and many of the world's most famous paintings are informed by their makers' beliefs, the zodiac included. Cultures have sought guidance from celestial bodies for millennia. As astrology developed, Babylonians were the ones to divide the zodiac into 12 signs, and practitioners continue to follow this basic structure.
When it comes to paintings, what makes a piece of art classic comes down to many factors, such as style, colors, historical contexts, and moods. Sometimes, it's impossible to articulate exactly what makes a painting speak to so many or what makes people flock to art galleries all over the world to catch a glimpse of a preserved masterpiece. Fortunately, astrology is here to help. What do the stars have to say about the classic paintings below? Not only that they're all spectacular, but that they reflect the varied qualities present within each zodiac sign.