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List of Famous Christian Art Paintings

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List of the most famous christian art paintings in the world, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The popular christian art paintings on this list are considered to be some of the most recognizable works of art on the planet, so save yourself a trip to the museum and check out this artwork from the comfort of your own home. christian art is an extremely important genre in the art world, so it's no surprise that some of the most recognizable fall under the christian art genre. You can find additional information about these well-known paintings by clicking on the names of the pieces.

Annunciation and I See the Rhythm of Gospel by Michele Wood are included on this poll, along with many more.

This list answers the questions, "What are examples of christian art paintings?" and "What are the most famous christian art paintings?"
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  • Altarpiece of Ober-St. Veit
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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
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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 Gabriel, sent by God to announce to a virgin, Mary, that she would miraculously conceive and give birth to a son, to be named Jesus, and to be called "the Son of God" whose reign would never end. The subject was very popular for artworks and had been depicted many times in the art of Florence, including several examples by the Early Renaissance painter Fra Angelico. The details of its commission and its... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
    • Subject: Annunciation
    • Genres (Art): Christian art, History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
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  • Annunciation
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    • Artist: Robert Campin, Jacques Daret
    • Subject: Annunciation
    • Genres (Art): Christian art
    • Art Form: Painting
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  • I See the Rhythm of Gospel by Michele Wood
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    I SEE THE RHYTHM OF GOSPEL is an exhibition of works (as well as a book with a CD) by the artist Michele Wood that highlights the most evocative and influential music in the African-American community––Gospel Music, which has been recognized as a mainstay of African-American culture. The exhibit features jubilant emotional images, beginning with the first songs of the Kings James Bible and continuing through history with the rhythms of spiritual songs developed later during slavery and the era of freedom in the United States of America. The I SEE THE RHYTHM OF GOSPEL exhibition package overall contains: 21 framed original paintings; 21 text panels; and educational materials.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Michele Wood
    • Subject: African American, Creativity, Slavery in the United States, Musician, Christian Faith
    • Genres (Art): Religious image, Allegory, Visionary art, Genre art, Religious art
    • Art Form: Sculpture, Mixed media, Installation art, Painting, Tapestry
    • Period / Movement: Contemporary art
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