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The Greatest Works of Famous Baroque Art

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List of famous Baroque artwork, listed alphabetically with photos when available. The Baroque movement was an awakening in the world of art, producing new types of paintings and sculptures that the world had never seen before. This is a list of the most popular Baroque art pieces, so art enthusiasts will likely recognize the names of the famous artists who created these pieces. These renowned pieces of Baroque artwork are showcased in museums all over the world, so if you can't afford an expensive vacation then this list is a great substitute for seeing fine Baroque art. In the chance that pictures of these historic Baroque works of art aren't available, you can click on the name of the piece for more information.

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  • Aeneas, Anchises, and Ascanius is a sculpture by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini created circa 1618-19. Housed in the Galleria Borghese in Rome, the sculpture depicts a scene from the Aeneid, where the hero Aeneas leads his family from burning Troy....  more
    • Artist: Gian Lorenzo Bernini
    • Subject: Ascanius, Anchises, Aeneas
    • Art Form: Sculpture
    • Period / Movement: Baroque
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    Two paintings by the Italian Baroque painter Annibale Carracci take as their subject the Assumption of the Virgin Mary....  more
    • Artist: Annibale Carracci
    • Subject: Assumption of Mary
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Baroque
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    The Assumption of the Virgin Mary or Assumption of the Holy Virgin, is a painting by Peter Paul Rubens, completed in 1626 as an altarpiece for the high altar of the Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp, where it remains. In Rubens' depiction of the Assumption of Mary, a choir of angels lifts her in a spiraling motion toward a burst of divine light. Around her tomb are gathered the 12 apostles — some with their arms raised in awe; others reaching to touch her discarded shroud. The women in the painting are thought to be Mary Magdalene and the Virgin Mary's two sisters. A kneeling woman holds a flower, referring to the lilies that miraculously filled the empty coffin. The Antwerp Cathedral of Our...  more
    • Artist: Peter Paul Rubens
    • Subject: Assumption of Mary
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Baroque
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    A Lady Writing a Letter is an oil painting attributed to 17th century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. It is believed to have been completed around 1665. The Lady is seen to be writing a letter and has been interrupted, so gently turns her head to see what is happening. She wears twelve pearls. Many of the objects seen in the painting, such as the woman's coat, the cloth on the table, and the string of pearls, also appear in other Vermeer works. This has led to speculation that he or his family members owned the objects, and even that the subjects of the paintings are his relatives. It has often been suggested that in his paintings, Vermeer sought to grant to his models that which he could...  more
    • Artist: Johannes Vermeer
    • Genres (Art): Genre art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque
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