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List of famous Renaissance paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The Renaissance 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. The works of art listed below are some of the most popular Renaissance paintings, so most of the artist's names who created these works will be very recognizable. Renowned paintings from the Renaissance period are showcased in museums all around the world, so save yourself an expensive vacation by simply scrolling through this list.

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


Altarpiece of Ober-St. Veit is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Renaissance Paintings
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Artist: Albrecht Dürer, Hans Leonhard Schäufelein

Genres (Art): Christian art

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Renaissance

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Annunciation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Renaissance Paintings
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This is a painting of the Biblical subject of the Annunciation, by the Italian Renaissance artists Leonardo da Vinci and Andrea del Verrocchio, dating from circa 1472–1475 and housed in the Uffizi gallery of Florence, Italy. The subject matter is drawn from Luke 1.26-39 and depicts the angel ...more

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Artist: Leonardo da Vinci

Subject: Annunciation

Genres (Art): Christian art, History painting

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance

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Bacchus and Ariadne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Renaissance Paintings
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Bacchus and Ariadne is an oil painting by Titian. It is one of a cycle of paintings on mythological subjects produced for Alfonso d'Este, the Duke of Ferrara, for the Camerino d'Alabastro – a private room in his palazzo in Ferrara decorated with paintings based on classical texts. An advance payment ...more

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Artist: Titian

Subject: Ariadne, Dionysus

Genres (Art): History painting

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance

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Christ among the Doctors is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Renaissance Paintings
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Christ among the Doctors is an oil painting by Albrecht Dürer, dating to 1506, now in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain. The work dates to Dürer's sojourn in Venice, and was executed hastily while he was working at the Feast of the Rosary altarpiece. According to some sources, it could ...more

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Artist: Albrecht Dürer

Subject: Finding in the Temple

Genres (Art): Religious image

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Renaissance

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