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List of famous Relief art from around the world, listed alphabetically. This popular Relief art list features pictures of each famous Relief piece when available, and includes names of the famous artists who created the artwork. Fans of historic Relief art can use this list to discover some beautiful Relief pieces that they've never seen before.

These items, like Madonna of the Stairs and Armoire said to be by Hugues Sambin include images when available.

This list answers the questions, "What is an example of Relief art?" and "Who are the most famous Relief artists?"

For some of these Relief pieces you can click on the title to find out more information about the art. If you're writing a paper on renowned Relief art, this list is a great jumping off point. 
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Bacchus Feeding a Panther


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Artist: John Deare

Art Form: Sculpture, Relief

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Battle of the Centaurs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Relief Art: Famous Works
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Battle of the Centaurs is a relief by Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo, created around 1492. It was the last work Michelangelo created while under the patronage of Lorenzo de' Medici, who died shortly after its completion. Inspired by a classical relief created by Bertoldo di Giovanni, the ...more

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Artist: Michelangelo

Art Form: Relief

Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance

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"Knitting" (1886 cast) is a relief sculpture by American artist Thomas Eakins. ...more

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Artist: Thomas Eakins

Art Form: Sculpture, Relief

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Madonna of the Stairs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Relief Art: Famous Works
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The Madonna of the Stairs is a relief sculpture by Michelangelo in the Casa Buonarroti, Florence. It was sculpted around 1491, when Michelangelo was about seventeen. This and the Battle of the Centaurs were Michelangelo's first two sculptures. The first reference to the Madonna of the Stairs as a ...more

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Artist: Michelangelo

Subject: Madonna, Child Jesus, Jesus Christ, Blessed Virgin Mary Madonna and Child

Art Form: Sculpture, Relief

Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance

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Mesha Stele is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Relief Art: Famous Works
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Mesha Stele


The Mesha Stele is a stele set up around 840 BCE by King Mesha of Moab. Mesha tells how Kemosh, the God of Moab, had been angry with his people and had allowed them to be subjugated to Israel, but at length Kemosh returned and assisted Mesha to throw off the yoke of Israel and restore the lands of ...more

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Art Form: Relief

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Openwork Panel


Openwork Panel is a panel from a group known as the Madgeburg Ivories commissioned by Otto I circa 968. ...more

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Subject: Christ

Genres (Art): Decorative arts

Art Form: Relief

Period / Movement: Ottonian Renaissance

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Ophelia


"Ophelia" is a bronze relief by Antoine-Augustin Préault, based on the character of the same name from Shakespeare's play "Hamlet". ...more

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Artist: Antoine-Augustin Préault

Subject: Ophelia

Art Form: Relief

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Plate binding Psalter by Dagulf of David, Saint Jerome


Plate binding the Psalter by Dagulf of David, Saint Jerome is a psalter created in royal workshops in 795 C.E. ...more

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Artist: Dagulf

Subject: Jerome, David

Genres (Art): Decorative arts

Art Form: Relief

Period / Movement: Carolingian art

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