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List of famous Classicism paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The Classicism 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 Classicism paintings, so most of the artist's names who created these works will be very recognizable. Renowned paintings from the Classicism 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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Achilles Discovered among the ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Classicism Paintings
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"Achilles Discovered among the Daughters of Lycomedes" (c. 1685) is a painting by Dutch artist Gerard de Lairesse. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Gerard de Lairesse

Subject: Achilles

Genres (Art): History painting

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Classicism

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Apollo and Aurora is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Classicism Paintings
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"Apollo and Aurora" (1671) is a painting by Dutch artist Gerard de Lairesse. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Gerard de Lairesse

Subject: Aurora, Apollo

Genres (Art): History painting

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age, Classicism

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Ascanius Shooting the Stag of ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Classicism Paintings
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Landscape with Ascanius Shooting the Stag of Sylvia is an 1682 oil on canvas painting by Claude Lorrain, a painter of the style of Classicism. It depicts a scene from book 7, verses 483–499, of Virgil's epic poem the Aeneid, where Aeneas's son Ascanius shoots Silvia's pet stag, provoking a war against Latium. Painted for Lorenzo Onofrio Colonna, it was Lorrain's's last painting. It was a pendant to Lorrain's earlier painting Aeneas's Farewell to Dido in Carthago The painting is in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Claude Lorrain

Genres (Art): History painting, Landscape art

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Classicism

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Autumn (The Spies with the Gra... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Classicism Paintings
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"Autumn (The Spies with the Grapes of the Promised Land)" (c. 1660-1664) is a painting by French artist Nicolas Poussin. This is one of four paintings in Poussin's "The Seasons" series. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Nicolas Poussin

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Classicism

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