If you have no idea how to view the painting, first read "Why Art Matters: Essays, Interviews, and Lectures on Life and Art" by Ray Carney. You can get it by buying here, or you can also read this and this, or all his books.
Look for the complete collection of these authors: Vincent van Gogh, Peter Paul Rubens, Jan Havicksz Steen, Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer, Pieter de Hooch, Rembrandt, Diego Velázquez, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Edward Hopper, Thomas Eakins.
The Sower - Vincent van Gogh
The Honeysuckle Bower - Peter Paul Rubens
Self portrait with a Sunflower - Anthony van Dyck
Beware of Luxury (“In Weelde Siet Toe”) - Jan Havicksz Steen
The Laughing Cavalier - Frans Hals
Girl with a Pearl Earring - Johannes Vermeer
The Courtyard of a House in Delft - Pieter de Hooch