Why are these 5 paintings famous?

Paintings – the ornately framed square or rectangles filled with colours – captured people and events before camera and television.
There are those well known paintings that make us ask “but why is this painting so famous?”.
Then there are those unknown paintings that nobody crowds around but are instantly visually appealing.
What do you think of these 5 paintings – are they familiar? mesmerizing ? or boring?
van Gogh – starry Night
klimt – the Kiss
vermeer – girl with a Pearl earring
van Eyck – the Arnolfini marriage
Wood – american Gothic
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