Masterpieces



Great paintings can be found in small and large examples, varying in type and story. Some may transport you to a new place or celebrate cultural beauty. Each painting is subject to interpretation by the observer. the more you know about art the more you will enjoy paintings. Examining a work of art could be the beginning of a journey of discovery, which may be deeply rewarding.

Below is a list of paintings that may be considered amongst the greatest ....

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Painting

The Annunciation

The Arnolfini Portrait

The Baptism of Christ

Artist

Fra Angelico

Jan Van Eyck

Piero della Francesca

year

c. 1432

c. 1434

c 1450

The Hunt in the Forest

The Birth of Venus

The Garden of Earthly Delights

The Great Piece of Turf

Mona Lisa

The School of Athens

Sistine Chapel Ceiling

Bacchus and Ariadne

The Ambassadors

Spring Morning in the Han Palace

Netherlandish Proverbs

Paolo Uccello

Sandor Botticelli

Hieronymus Bosch

Albrecht Dürer

Leonardo da Vinci

Raphael

Michelangelo

Titan

Hans Holbein

Qiu Ying

Pieter Breughel the Elder

c. 1470

c. 1485

c. 1500

1503

c. 1506

c. 1511

c. 1512

c. 1523

1533

c. 1542

1559

Spring

Cypress Tree

Akbar's Adventures with the Elephant Hawa'i in 1561

Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Kano Eitoku

Basawan and Chetar

1573

c. 1590

c. 1595

David with the Head of Goliath

The Judgement of Paris

Charles I on Horseback

Self-Portait as "La Pitturea"

Las Meninas

Self-Portrait

The Art of Painting

Still Life with Flowers and Fruit

Marriage á-la-Mode

Mr. and Mrs. Andrews

Caravaggio

Peter Paul Rubens

Anthony van Dyck

Artmisia Gentileschi

Diego Velásquez

Rembrandt van Rijn

Johannes Vermeer

Jan van Huysum

William Hogarth

Thomas Gainsborough

c. 1610

c. 1632

c. 1637

c. 1639

1656

c. 1665

c. 1668

c. 1715

c. 1743

c. 1750

Allegory of the Planets and Continents

Giambattista Tiepolo

c. 1753

An Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump

Joseph Wright of Derby

1768

The Death of Marat

The Valpinçon Bather

Jacques-Louis David

Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres

1793

1808

The Third of May 1808

Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog

Francisco de Goya

Caspar David Friedrich

1814

c. 1818

The Hay Wain

The Fighting Temeraire

The Artist's Studio

Olympia

John Constable

J. M. W. Turner

Gustave Courbet

Éduard Manet

1821

1839

c. 1855

1863

Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 1

James McNeill Whistler

1871

The Dancing Class

A Sunday on La Grande Jatte

Van Gogh's Chair

The Child's Bath

Edgar Degas

Georges Seurat

Vincent van Gogh

Mary Cassat

c. 1874

c. 1886

1888

1893

Where Do We Come From? What are We? Where Are We going?

Paul Gaugin

c. 1898

The Waterlily Pond

Lake Keitele

The Large Bathers

The Kiss

Composition VII

Berlin Street Scene

Claude Monet

Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Paul Cézanne

Gustav Klimt

Wassily Kandinsky

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

1899

1905

1906

c. 1908

1913

1913

Northern River

Red Balloon

Red Canna

The Metamorphosis of Narcissus

Guernica

Nighthawks

Tom Tomson

Paul Klée

Georgia O'Keeffe

Salvador Dalí

Pablo Picasso

Edward Hopper

c. 1915

1922

1924

1937

1937

1942

Without  Hope

Red Interior, Still Life on a Blue Table

Frida Kahlo

Henri Matisse

1945

1947

Autumn Rhythm (Number 30)

Untilted

Marilyn

To a Summer's Day

The Dance

Athanor

Jackson Pollock

Mark Rothko

Andy Warhol

Bridget Riley

Paul Rego

Anselm Kiefer

1950

c. 1952

1967

1980

1988

2007