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Famous Baroque Paintings

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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?”

 

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  • A Fantastic Cave with Odysseus and Calypso
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    A Fantastic Cave with Odysseus and Calypso (c. 1616) is a painting by Flemish artist Jan Brueghel the Elder.... more on Wikipedia
    • 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 Goliath to David

    Ahimelech Giving the Sword of Goliath to David
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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 on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Aert de Gelder
    • Subject: David
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque
  • Alethea Talbot with her Husband
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    Alethea Talbot with her husband (c. 1620) is a painting by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Peter Paul Rubens
    • Subject: Alethea Howard, Countess of Arundel
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Baroque
  • Allegory of War
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    Allegory of War (c. 1640s) is a painting by Flemish artist Jan Brueghel the Younger.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Jan Brueghel the Younger
    • Genres (Art): Allegory, Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Baroque