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List of famous Baroque paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The Baroque period was a cultural awakening in the art world, so it's no surprise it produced some of the most historic paintings in the history of the world. Make sure to also check out famous Baroque artists and the best Baroque composers. The works of art listed below are some of the most popular Baroque paintings, so most of the artist's names who created these works will be very recognizable. Renowned paintings from the Baroque period are showcased in museums all around the world, so save yourself an expensive vacation by simply scrolling through this list.

This list is made up of many different pieces, including Banquet Still Life and Ahimelech Giving the Sword of Goliath to David.

This list answers the questions, “What are the most famous Baroque paintings?” and “What are examples of Baroque paintings?”

A Fantastic Cave with Odysseus... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Baroque Paintings
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A Fantastic Cave with Odysseus and Calypso (c. 1616) is a painting by Flemish artist Jan Brueghel the Elder. ...more

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Artist: Jan Brueghel the Elder

Subject: Odysseus, Calypso, Ogygia

Genres (Art): History painting

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Baroque

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Ahimelech Giving the Sword of ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Baroque Paintings
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"Ahimelech Giving the Sword of Goliath to David" (c. 1680-1690) is a painting by Dutch artist Aert de Gelder. ...more

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Artist: Aert de Gelder

Subject: David

Genres (Art): History painting

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque

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Alethea Talbot with her Husban... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Baroque Paintings
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Alethea Talbot with her husband (c. 1620) is a painting by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens. ...more

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Artist: Peter Paul Rubens

Subject: Alethea Howard, Countess of Arundel

Genres (Art): Portrait

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Baroque

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Allegory of War is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Baroque Paintings
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Allegory of War (c. 1640s) is a painting by Flemish artist Jan Brueghel the Younger. ...more

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Artist: Jan Brueghel the Younger

Genres (Art): Allegory, Animal Painting

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Baroque

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