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Famous Genre Paintings from the Baroque Movement

Updated June 8, 2017 4.7k views27 items

List of the most popular genre paintings from the baroque movement, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The baroque period was an extremely important awakening in the world of art, so it's not surprising that many historic genre paintings were created during that time. Renowned baroque movement genre paintings are highly sought after, so if you want to add one to your collection you better start saving now. Click on the names of the famous baroque movement genre painting works to see more information about each one.

This list has a variety of items, like Table and Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, in it.

This list answers the questions, "What are examples of baroque genre painting works?" and "What is the most famous baroque genre painting work?" {#nodes}
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  • A Lady Writing a Letter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Genre Paintings  from the Baroque Movement
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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 on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Johannes Vermeer
    • Genres (Art): Genre art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque
  • Boys Eating Grapes and Melon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Genre Paintings  from the Baroque Movement
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    "Boys Eating Grapes and Melon" (1645-1646) is a painting by Spanish artist Bartolomé Estéban Murillo.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
    • Genres (Art): Genre art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Baroque
  • Brothel Scene is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Genre Paintings  from the Baroque Movement
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    "Brothel Scene" (c. 1645-1650) is a painting by German Baroque painter Nikolaus Knpfer.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Nikolaus Knüpfer
    • Genres (Art): Genre art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque
  • Children Teaching a Cat to Dan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Genre Paintings  from the Baroque Movement
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    "Children Teaching a Cat to Dance" (c. 1665-1668) is a painting by Dutch artist Jan Steen.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Jan Steen
    • Genres (Art): Genre art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Baroque
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